Birth Statistics in Kosovo, 2019

  • 12/06/2020

The Kosovo Agency of Statistics (KAS) has published "Birth statistics in Kosovo" in the year of 2019.

The data in this publication are the administrative data of 2019 which have been collected by the civil status offices, where a total of 26 263 statistical sheets for birth certificates DEM-1 were collected. These data indicate that 21 899 are births that occurred in Kosovo, of which live births are 21 798. Whereas, 101 are stillbirths and 4 364 births have occurred outside Kosovo.

The vitality coefficient is 2.3 (ratio between live births and fetal deaths-stillbirths). The masculinity coefficient is 110.6. The birth rate (rate of stillbirths) per 1 000 live births was 4.6 per thousand (births in Kosovo). In medical institutions occurred 99.9% of births, while the rest occurred elsewhere.

The largest number of mothers who have given birth to children is of the age group of 25-29 years old with 35.5%; age groups 30-34 with 26.7%; age groups 20-24 with 18.6%; and other age groups account for 19.1% of the total number of births.

The average age of women who have given birth in 2019 was 29 years old.

37.6% of mothers gave birth to the first child; 32.2% of mothers have given birth to their second child; and 19.8% of mothers have given birth to their third child, and so on.

According to the birth weight of the child in health institutions, the largest number of infants weighed: 3 000 - 3 499 gr., or 37.0%; 3 500 - 3 999 gr., or 30.6%; 2 500 - 2 999 gr., or 12.5%; etc.

Meanwhile, babies born alive, weighing less than 1000 gr. make up only 0.2%.

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

According to educational level, mothers with secondary education dominate by 41.2%; mothers with post-secondary non-tertiary and university education participate with 29.4%; primary education with 22.1% etc.

The name with the highest frequency (most frequent name) for girls in in 2019 was the name Alea (131 cases) and Ajla (129 cases). Whereas, the most common name for boys was the name Amar (132 cases) and Ajan (129 cases) etc.

Seven mothers gave birth to triplets (three) and 297 mothers gave birth to twins.