NEW DELHI: The birth rate as well as the infant mortality rate in the national capital have witnessed a marginal dip as against last year, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said here today.
Releasing the annual report on "Registration of Births and Deaths in Delhi-2014" prepared by the Directorate of Economics and Statistics, Sisodia informed that the birth rate worked
out to 20.88 per thousand population during 2014 as against 21.07 during 2013.
According to the report, the number of births registered in Delhi in 2014 was 3.74 lakh as compared to 3.7 lakh in 2013 and 3.6 lakh in 2012.
Of the 3.74 lakh births, about 1.97 lakh (52.74 per cent) were male and 1.77 lakh (47.26 per cent) female.
Institutional births have increased from 3.02 lakh (81.75 per cent) in 2013 to 3.1 lakh (82.83 per cent) in 2014.
Moreover, about 66 per cent of institutional births took place in government hospitals and 34 per cent in private hospitals.
"Average number of birth per day in Delhi works out to 1,024 in 2014 as compared to 1,014 in 2013," Sisodia said.
The Infant Mortality Rate per thousand live births has reduced from 22.37 in 2013 to 21.66 in 2014, the report points out.
Meanwhile, the death rate in the national capital showed an upward trend from from 0.97 lakh in 2013 to 1.21 lakh in 2014. Out of total number of registered deaths during 2014, about 62.17 per cent were male and 37.83 per cent were female.
"About 61.5 per cent (74,592) were institutional deaths while 38.5 per cent (46,694) were domiciliary deaths. The average number of deaths per day works out to be 332 during 2014. The death rate per thousand population worked out to 6.77 during the year 2014," the report stated.