According to the State Statistical Office data, in the Republic of Macedonia there were 22 972 births, of which 22 770 live births
and 202 stillbirths. In 2011, compared to the previous year, the number of live births decreased by 1 526 or 6.3%. The structure
of live births by sex was dominated by boys with 51.6%, which means there were 106.7 boys per 100 girls.
According to the mothers’ age, most (35.3%) were live births to mothers aged 25-29, followed by live births to mothers aged
20-24 with 24.6%, then mothers aged 30-34 with 24.3%, etc. The mean age of mothers for all live births was 28.0 years, while
the mean age of mothers at first birth was 26.2, a slight increase compared to the previous year. Children were most frequently
born to mothers from the 1984 birth cohort.
In 2011, there were 23 live births registered to mothers aged under 15.
The number of illegitimate live births in 2011 was 2 651, which represents 11.5% of the total number of live births.