In the Crimea the birth rate dives by 2%
In 2013, the birth rate of the Crimea population fell 2.1% compared to the year before, announced Deputy Health Minister of the Autonomy Vladislav Sviridyuk at the meeting of Social Health and Veterans Affairs panel of the Crimean parliament on February 17.
In 2013, over 24,000 babies were born in the Crimea. A good, positive dynamics of fertility rate is observed in Simferopol, Sudak and Krasnoperekopsk, as well as Bakhchisarai, Belogorsky, Razdolnensky, Saki and Sovetsky districts of the Autonomy.
Vladislav Sviridyuk also noted the slightly higher mortality rate in the Autonomy.
The highest mortality rate registered in Kerch and Alushta (15.5 per 1,000 population), as well as in Dzhankoi and Saki districts (15.2 and 14.6 per 1,000 population).