Birth Statistics, 2016

  • 14/06/2017

Kosovo Agency of Statistics (KSA) has published "Births Statistics in Kosovo, 2016". The data in this publication are presented on the basis of the Administrative data collection for 2016, from the civil status offices, where a total of 30410 statistical sheets for births, DEM-1, were collected. These data show that 23494 are births that occurred inside Kosovo of which live births are 23416, while 78 are dead births, while births that occurred outside Kosovo were registered 6916, of which 6915 live births and 1 dead birth.

The vitality coefficient is 2.8 (the ratio between live births and total deaths). The masculinity coefficient is 110.3. The birth rate of deaths - fetal deaths in 1000 births was 3.3 promil. 99.7% were born in medical institutions, while the rest occurred in another place.

The largest number of mothers who have given birth are of age group 25-29 with 35.6%, age group of 30-34 with 25.0%, age group of 20-24 with 23.4% and other age groups make up 17.0% of the total number of births.

The average age of female who gave birth in 2016 is age 28.

The first child was born by 38.6% of mothers, 32.0% of mothers gave birth to the second child and 19.4% of mothers gave birth to the third child, and so on.

According to the weight of a child born in health institutions, the largest number of babies is weighing between 3000 and 3499 grams, or 37.4%, 3500-3999 gr. 31.3%, 2500-2999 gr. 12.8%, etc. Infants born alive with a weight less than 1000 gr. account for only 0.2%.

For children born outside the medical institution, according to the research methodology, data on their weight is not required.

According to educational level, dominate mothers with secondary education with 39.4%, elementary level completed with 29.3%, secondary but not tertiary and faculty participate with 23.3% etc. The most frequent name for the year 2016 for girls was the name Alea 169, Sara 134 etc, while for boys was the name Ajan 218 and Noar 195 etc. Triple were born 722 infants, while triple and above were born 30 infants.

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