Oman recorded 89,071 live births in 2018: NCSI

Muscat Daily - - NATION -

Mus­cat - The num­ber of live births in the sul­tanate at the end of 2018 reached 89,071, in­clud­ing 82,941 Oma­nis and 6,130 ex­pa­tri­ates, while the num­ber of deaths reached 8,979, ac­cord­ing to the bul­letin of Birth and Deaths is­sued by the Na­tional Cen­tre for Sta­tis­tics and In­for­ma­tion (NCSI).

The NCSI bul­letin shows that the num­ber of new­born males ex­ceeded the fe­males by 1,271.

It also states that the av­er­age live births in 2018 reached 247 per day, record­ing ten new­borns per hour, down by four new­borns per day com­pared to 2017. The av­er­age an­nual change in num­ber of the live births dur­ing the pe­riod of 2013 to 2018 reached 10.8 per cent.

Based on gen­der and na­tion­al­ity, the num­ber of births in Oman de­clined by 1,300 in 2018 com­pared to 2017.

The bul­letin also shows that the high­est num­ber of Omani live births was recorded dur­ing the pe­riod of 2013-14, with an in­crease of 3,317, while the same pe­riod wit­nessed the in­crease in ex­pa­tri­ate live births by 247. The high­est av­er­age child­birth was recorded among the age group be­tween 25 and 29 years old, reach­ing 30.4 per cent in the year 2018, down by 1 per cent com­pared to 2017.

The av­er­age live birth among women who are in the group of crit­i­cal preg­nancy (above 35 years old) was recorded at 24.9 per cent in 2018, up by 2.4 per cent com­pared to 2017.

The gov­er­norates of Mus­cat and North Bati­nah recorded the largest per­cent­age of live births in Oman (22.5 per cent and 19 per cent, re­spec­tively), while the low­est per­cent­age was reg­is­tered in the gov­er­norates of Al Wusta and Mu­san­dam, at 2 per cent.

The ma­jor­ity of ex­pa­tri­ate de­liv­er­ies were reg­is­tered in the Gov­er­norate of Mus­cat, by 52.7 per cent.

As for the mor­tal­ity rates in the sul­tanate in 2018, the num­ber of deaths reached 8,979, in­clud­ing 7,314 Omani and 1,665 ex­pa­tri­ates in the same pe­riod.

The mor­tal­ity among Oma­nis con­sti­tutes about 81.5 per cent of the to­tal deaths in the sul­tanate, with about 57.5 per cent of them be­ing males, which is equiv­a­lent to 4,209 death cases, while ex­pa­tri­ate deaths con­sti­tute about 18.5 per cent of the to­tal deaths in the sul­tanate, with 83.5 per cent of them be­ing males, which is equiv­a­lent to 1,390 death cases.

The monthly av­er­age of mor­tal­ity in 2018 in Oman was about 748 death cases, while the daily av­er­age was 25 death cases.

The sta­tis­tics show that the in­crease in the num­ber of deaths in Oman dur­ing the pe­riod of 2013 to 2018 reached 1,310, while the high­est num­ber of deaths in the 2015-16 pe­riod reached 661.

The Gov­er­norate of Mus­cat reg­is­tered 21.9 per cent of the to­tal num­ber of death cases.

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