NegOr Vital Events First Quarter 2020

Reference Number: 

2021-SR46-001

Release Date: 

26 January 2021

NEGROS ORIENTAL VITAL EVENTS FIRST QUARTER 2020

      The information presented in this special release are the registered births, marriages and deaths which occurred in the province from January to March 2019. The data presented were obtained from the Certificates of Live Birth (Municipal Form No. 102), Marriage Contract (Municipal Form No. 97), Certificate of Death (Municipal Form No. 103) and Certificate of Fetal Death (Municipal Form No. 103A) that were registered at the Office of the City/Municipal Civil Registrars all throughout the province and forwarded to the Philippine Statistics Authority.

Negros Oriental ranked second in Central Visayas

     The province ranked second in Central Visayas in the total number of live births by usual residence of the mother during the first quarter in 2020. There were 4,759 registered live births in the Negros Oriental which translated to 16.90 percent to the total registered live births of Central Visayas during the reference quarter

(Figure 1).

 

 

Registered Live Births showed an increasing trend

     The preliminary counts of the number of registered live births by usual residence of mother in 2020 dropped by 694 births or 12.73 percent from 5,453 record in 2019

     On the average, there were 53 babies born daily during the first quarter in 2020 or about two babies born every hour. Out of the 25 cities and municipalities in Negros Oriental, 21 recorded a decrease in the registration of live births during the reference quarter. Birth registration in the municipalities of Santa Catalina, Mabinay and Siaton dominated the large decrease in number compared with the corresponding registration in 2019.

    The only municipalities that registered an increase in the registration of live birth during the first quarter of 2020 were Ayungon, Bacong, Dauin, Jimalalud (Table1).

 

 

Highest Occurrence of Births in Dumaguete City

    Of the total number of live births in the province, 9.12 percent (434 births) were born in the capital of Negros Oriental, which is Dumaguete City. These live births were followed by City of  Bayawan (402 births), City of Guihulngan (358 births), Siaton (328 births), and City of Bais (293 births) (Table 2).

 

 Twenty four deaths per day

   Negros Oriental ranked third in Central Visayas in the total number of deaths registered by usual residence of deceased during the first quarter in 2020. There were 2,188 registered deaths in the Negros Oriental which translated to 18.36 percent to the total registered deaths of Region VII during the reference quarter. This translated to 24 deaths per day ore one death every hour (Figure 3).

 

More deaths in the City Capital

     Dumaguete City with 265 deaths showed the highest registered deaths during the reference period. This is followed by the City of Bayawan (163 deaths), City of Tanjay (149 deaths), City of Guihulngan (147 deaths), and City of Bais (129 deaths) (Table 3).

 

Negros Oriental is placed second in the total number of marriages

    Negros Oriental is placed second in Central Visayas in the total number of registered marriages in the first quarter in 2020.

 

     

There were 1,934 registered marriages in the province which translated to 24.63 percent to the total registered marriages of Central Visayas the first quarter of 2020 (Figure 3).

Dumaguete City recorded the highest number of registered marriages

    Dumaguete City recorded the highest number of registered marriages of 192, which is 9.93 percent of the total marriages in Negros Oriental in 2020.  This translated to 15 marriage rites in a week in the capital city. Second in rank was Mabinay with 171 marriages or 8.84 percent. It was followed by Santa Catalina and City of Guihulngan with 167 marriages or 8.63 percent and 129 marriages or 6.67 percent, respectively. The least number of marriages in the first quarter of 2020 was recorded in the municipality of San Jose with only 13 registered marriages or 0.67 percent.

 

 

(SGD)

ARIEL T. FORTUITO

Chief Statistical Specialist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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