The number of registered live births in Ilocos Region in 2018 summed up to 93,579, a decrease of 2.8 percent compared to 96,302 births in 2017. The daily average birth occurrence in 2018 was computed at 256 births or an average of 11 babies born per hour. The month of October was observed to have the highest average daily births with 293 babies during the year 2018, higher than the daily average births in the region in 2018.
A year earlier, the highest daily average was recorded in the month of November with 302 registered live births. On the contrary, March reported the lowest daily average of 223 births in 2018, while the month of April posted the lowest daily average with 221 births in 2017.
More than a quarter (25.9 percent) or 24,215 of mothers who gave birth in 2018 belonged to age group 20 to 24. Meanwhile, the highest proportion of fathers belonged to age group 25 to 29, which is about a quarter (24.7 percent) of the total number of fathers of babies with registered births in 2018.
Furthermore, it can also be noted that teenage mothers (9,770) was more than thrice than that of teenage fathers (2,925).
Meanwhile, a total of 28 mothers at age group 50 and over gave birth to babies who were registered in 2018. The number of fathers belonging to age group 50 and over (1,520), however, was 54 times more than that of mothers.
The median age for mothers was 27.0 years old while for fathers, 30.0 years old.
Data on births presented in this release were obtained from the Certificates of Live Birth (Municipal Form 102) that were registered at the Office of the City/Municipal Civil Registrars and forwarded to the Philippine Statistics Authority - Provincial Statistical Offices in Region I. Information included births registered in January to December 2018 and January to December 2017.
ATTY. SHEILA O. DE GUZMAN
(Chief Administrative Officer)