Birth Statistics in Kosovo, 2017

  • 18/06/2018

The Kosovo Agency of Statistics (KAS) has published Birth Statistics for the year of 2017.

The data in this publication are presented on the basis of the administrative data collection for 2017, from the civil status offices, where a total of 30 275 statistical sheets for births were collected, DEM-1.

These data show that 23 563 cases are births within the territory of Kosovo, of which live births are 23 402, while 161 are fetal deaths. Whereas, 6 712 cases are infants born outside the territory of Kosovo.

The vitality coefficient is 2.7 (the ratio between live births and fetal deaths). The masculinity coefficient is 111.2. The birth rate of fetal deaths in 1000 births was 6.9 promil (Births in Kosovo).

99.8% of births were performed in medical institutions, while other births occurred in another place.

The largest number of mothers who have given birth are age groups: 25-29 years old with 36.1%; 30-34 years old with 25.6%; 20-24 years old with 20.7%; and other age groups account for 17.7% of the total number of births.

The average age of females who gave birth in 2017 was 29 years old.

In 2017, 37.8% of mothers gave birth to the first child; 31.8% of mothers gave birth to the second child and 19.7% of the mothers gave birth the third child, and so on.

According to the weight of the child born in the health institutions, the largest number of infants was 3 000-3 499 gr. or 37.3% of infants; 3 500-3 999 gr. or 31.5% of infants, 2 500-2 999 gr. or 13.6% of infants, etc. Infants born alive, weighing 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.

Twins were was born 654 infants, while triplets and more were born 21 infants.

According to educational level, mothers with secondary education dominate by 40.1%; mothers with primary education with 27.4%; mothers with post-secondary non-tertiary education and tertiary education participate with 25.2%, etc. The most frequent name for girls 2017 was the name Sara (148 cases), Jara (141 cases), and so on. Whereas, the most common name for boys for 2017 was the name: Ajan (246 cases) and Noar (226 cases).