The number of live births reached, in the first semester of the year, the level of 106,676 newborns, the birth rate varying between 9.4 thousand in March and 10.4 thousand in June, according to the data centralized by the National Institute. of Statistics, taken over by Rompres.
During the same period, 136,367 deceased were registered, of which 1,692 under the age of one year, the natural increase being negative - minus 29,691. The mortality rate ranged from 11.4 per thousand in June to 13.7 per thousand in May, infant mortality rates ranging from 14.4 per thousand in February to 16.7 per thousand in March and May. .
In the first six months of this year, 52,076 marriages were completed, and 16,357 marriages ended in divorce.