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Theme: Population

Natality in the Republic of Macedonia, by municipality, 2015


According to the State Statistical Office data, in the Republic of Macedonia there were 23 260 births in 2015, of which 23 075
live births and 185 stillbirths. In 2015, compared to the previous year, the number of live births decreased by 521 or 2.2%. The
structure of live births by sex was dominated by boys with 51.8%, which means there were 107.6 boys per 100 girls.

By months, most live births (2 176) were registered in July.

The mean age of mothers for all live births was 28.7 years, while the mean age of mothers at first birth was 27.0 years.

According to the mothers’ age, most (34.5%) were live births to mothers aged 25-29. Children were most frequently born to
mothers from the 1988 birth cohort.

In 2015, there were 13 live births registered to mothers aged under 15.

The number of illegitimate live births in 2015 was 2 530, which represents 11.0% of the total number of live births.

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