Vital Statistics

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Reported deaths in 2016 reached 582,183. The figure shows an increase of 21,578 or 3.8 percent higher than the previous year’s 560,605 deaths, which is equivalent to a crude death rate (CDR) of 5.6, or about six (6) persons per thousand population. In 2016, an average of 1,591 persons died daily. This translates to 66 deaths per hour or one (1) per minute.

The number of deaths from 2006 to 2016 showed an increasing trend. The increase during the ten-year period is almost one-third, or 32.0 percent, from 441,036 in 2006 to 582,183 in 2016. The reason for the increase may have been due to a slight increase in registration of deaths. (see Figure 1 and Table 1).

Reported deaths in 2015 reached 560,605. The figure shows an increase of 23,606 or 4.4 percent higher than the previous year’s 536,999 deaths, which is equivalent to a crude death rate (CDR) of 5.5, or about six (6) persons per thousand population. In 2015, an average of 1,536 persons died daily. This translates to 64 deaths per hour or one (1) per minute.

The number of deaths from 2005 to 2015 showed an increasing trend. The increase during the ten-year period is almost one-third, or 31.6 percent, from 426,054 in 2005 to 560,605 in 2015 (see Figure 1 and Table 1).

For the past 10 years (2004-2014), the number of deaths in the Philippines increased continuously. In 2014, a total of 536,999 deaths were recorded with an increase of 0.9 percent from 2013. The highest percentage of increase in the span of 10 years was recorded in 2005 with 5.7 percent.

Technical Notes on Vital Statistics

Vital statistics are derived from information obtained at the time when the occurrences of vital events and their characteristics are inscribed in a civil register.