Vital Statistics, Birth Characteristics: 2nd Quarter 2020

Issue No.: 

2020-38

Release Date: 

Friday, September 18, 2020
Data on births presented in this release were obtained from the Certificates of Live Birth (Municipal Form 102) that were registered at the Office of the City/Municipal Civil Registrars and forwarded to the Philippine Statistics Authority - Provincial Statistics, Offices in Ilocos Region. lnformation included birfis rcgistered from Apilto June 2019 and from Apil to June 2020.
 
 
Live births in the region mostly attended by physicians
  • Ilocos Region registered a total of 15,996 births for the second quarter of 2020.
  • Out of the total registered births in the region for the second quarter of 2020, 14,787 live births were attended by medical practitioners, who may either be a physician, a nurse, or a midwife.
  • Physicians topped the list of attendants at birth with 12,511 registered live births.
  • Midwives attended to 2,256 registered live births in the region while nurses only attended to 20 registered live births.
Almost 100 percent of the registered births in La Union were attended at birth by health professionals
  • La Union had the highest percentage of birth deliveries tended by health professionals with 98 percent of the total registered live births in the province. Pangasinan followed at 90 percent
  • There were 14,787 registered births (92 percent) attended at birth by health professionals this second quarter of 2020.
  • In Ilocos Norte, there were 1,704 registered live births (95 percent) attended at birth by health professionals.
  • Health professionals in llocos Sur attended to 93 percent of the total live births in the province.
 
More than one thousand births attended at birth by unlicensed midwives
  • There were 1,164 registered live births in the region this second quarter of 2020 who were attended at birth by unlicensed midwives.
  • llocos Sur registered 111 live births attended at birth by unlicensed midwives. That is six percent of the total registered live births in the province.
  • Six percent of the total registered live births in llocos Norte were attended at birth by unlicensed midwives this second quarter.
  • La Union registered 52 live births (2 percent) in the province this quarter who were attended at birth by unlicensed midwives.
  • Thirteen percent of the total registered live births in Pangasinan were attended at birth by unlicensed midwives this second quarter.

Most parents belong to the age group 25 to 29
  • The registered live births in the region were mostly born to parents who were aged 25 to 29 years old. The highest proportion of fathers and mother belonged to age group 25 to 29 years (26 percent and 28 percent, respectively).
  • The region registered a total of 1,514live births who were born to a teenage mother.
  • The median age of mothers was 28 years old. This means that half the number of mothers was younger than 28 years old and half was older than 28 years old.
  • The median age of fathers was 31 years old. This means that half the number of fathers was younger than 31 years old and half was older than 31 years old.
Almost half of live births in the region were registered illegitimate
  • There were 7,889 registered live births in the region who were listed as illegitimate. That is 49 percent of the total registered live births in the region.
  • Illegitimate children were mostly born to mothers aged 20 to 24 years.
  • Mothers aged 25 to 29 years old had the highest number of legitimate children at 2,550 who were registered in the region during the second quarter of 2020.

 

 

SGD. ATTY. SHEILA O. DE GUZMAN
Officer-in-Charge, RSSO I
 

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