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Theme: Population


Natality in the Republic of Macedonia, by municipality, 2013

18.06.2014


According to the State Statistical Office data, in the Republic of Macedonia there were 23 334 births, of which 23 138 live births and 196 stillbirths. In 2013, compared to the previous year, the number of live births decreased by 430 or 1.8%. The structure of live births by sex was dominated by boys with 52.3%, which means there were 109.5 boys per 100 girls.


According to the mothers’ age, most (35.5%) were live births to mothers aged 25-29, followed by live births to mothers aged 30-34 with 26.0%, then mothers aged 20-24 with 22.2%, etc. The mean age of mothers for all live births was 28.4 years, while the mean age of mothers at first birth was 26.6 years, a slight increase compared to the previous year. Children were most frequently born to mothers from the 1985 birth cohort.


In 2013, there were 25 live births registered to mothers aged under 15.


The number of illegitimate live births in 2013 was 2 625, which represents 11.3% of the total numbers of live births.






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