Capital’s sex ratio improves slightly, infant mortality rate decreases

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published Published on Aug 12, 2016   modified Modified on Aug 12, 2016
-The Hindu

From 896 females per 1,000 males a year ago, the ratio is now 898 females per 1,000 males

New Delhi:
The sex ratio in the Capital has improved in the past one year.

From 896 females per 1,000 males a year ago, the ratio now stands at 898 females per 1,000 males — and it is best among the Muslims.

On Wednesday, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia released Delhi government’s data on the total registration of births and deaths in Delhi in 2015.

Among Muslims, the sex composition at the time of birth in males and females is 50.49:49.51 (in %), while it is 53.10:46.90 among Hindus.

The sex composition is most skewed among Sikhs, 54.87:45.13 (in %).

In numbers

The average number of births per day in Delhi is 1,025 and the average number of deaths per day is 341.

The net natural increase in population is 684 per day and 2.50 lakh in a year.

The remaining increase in the population of Delhi is due to migration.

“Births registered in Delhi have increased from 3,73,693 in 2014 to 3,74,012 in 2015,” said Mr. Sisodia.

As per the 2011 Census, Delhi’s population stands at 1.1 crore, of which 58.8 lakh are male and 51.5 lakh are female.

The birth and death of a person is registered with the three Municipal Corporations, New Delhi Municipal Council and the Delhi Cantonment Board.

As per the report, the Infant Mortality Rate has decreased from 25 per thousand live births in 2012 to 24 in 2013 and then 20 in 2014 as per Sample Registration System (SRS). The data for 2015 is not given.

Infant Mortality rate is the ratio of the number of deaths in the first year of life to the number of live births occurring in the same population during the same period of time.

Till 2013, Delhi ranked sixth among the seven Union Territories in sex ratio, while Tripura was the only State in India which had more females than males — 1,055 females per 1,000 males.

The average number of births per day in Delhi is 1,025 and the average number of deaths per day is 341

The Hindu, 4 August, 2016, http://www.thehindu.com/data/capitals-sex-ratio-improves-slightly-infant-mortality-rate-decreases/article8940348.ece?ref=tpnews


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