YEREVAN, October 31. /ARKA/. The number of liveborn babies in Armenia slashed by 3% to 30, 906 within January-September 2012 from the same period a year earlier, a head of population census and demography of Armenia’s National Statistical Service Karine Kuyumdjyan told journalist on Wednesday.
According to her, the number of stillborn babies fell by 4% to 623 in January-September compared to the analogical period a year earlier.
Kuyumdjyan also said mortality rate dropped by 0.8% (20,815 people) within the nine months of 2012. Birthrate accounted to 10,091 people.
Furthermore, death rates among babies of up to 1 year old slipped within the reported period (346 against 373 in the analogical period last year).
Armenia’s National Statistical Service registered 13, 828 marriages, which is 6.6% lower from 2011.
The number of divorces rose by 3.1% to 2441.—0-