Marriages up by 350% in 2021

Preliminary vital statistics for the first half of 2021 indicate that the number of marriages in the province of Catanduanes has more than tripled compared to that recorded for the same period last year.
According to the statistics released by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) Catanduanes Provincial Statistical Office recently, 519 registered marriages occurred in the first half of 2021, an increase of more than 350% over the 147 registered from January to June 2020.
On the other hand, the number of actual marriages for the first semester of 2021 came up to 502, still more than three times the 144 for the same period last year.
The huge rebound in the number of marriages contracted for the first six months is in stark comparison to what occurred in 2020 when only 392 registered marriages were tallied, a 60-percent slide from the 983 recorded in 2019. The decrease had been attributed to the restrictions imposed by the national government due to the coronavirus pandemic.
According to PSA Catanduanes, the number of registered marriages includes all those registered with the Local Civil Registry Offices within the period, whether it was filed late or on time. On the other hand, the actual number of births, deaths or marriages are those that occurred within the specific period only, in this case, January to June, and does not include those that actually occurred before January and were registered during the next semester.
Of the 502 actual marriages contracted from January to June 2021, 327 or 65% were held in church while 162 were done through civil rites.
The youngest bride and the youngest groom were both 18 years old while the oldest bride was 61 years old, with the oldest groom at 71.
Sixty percent of the brides and grooms belonged to the 25-34 year old age group. Twenty-eight grooms and 17 brides were older than 45 years old, while two grooms and 12 brides were aged 19 and below.
On births, the PSA reported that 2,297 births were registered in Catanduanes for the first semester of this year, compared to 2,358 during the same period last year.
However, most of these new births were registered late as the number of actual births was only 1,628, 20 percent less than the 2,028 recorded last year.
Fifty-one percent or 829 were male and 49% or 799 were female.
Of these, 523 are illegitimate children while 1,105 are considered as legitimate.
Almost half of the births came from mothers aged 20 to 34 years old, with six borne by mothers below 15 years of age and six birthed by mothers from the 45-49 age group.
A huge majority, or 98%, of the infants were delivered in local hospitals with only two percent occurring in homes.
While 933 of the births happened in Virac where most hospitals are located, mothers from Virac accounted for 480 of the total births, followed by San Andre with 252, Viga with 134 and Bato with 133.
During the same January-June 2021 period, there were a total of 1,019 actual deaths, compared to just 773 during the same period last year.
Of these, 567 were males and 452 were females, with 47% of the total deaths occurring in a hospital.
Among these deaths were eight fetal deaths, 14 infant deaths, two maternal deaths, nine due to COVID-19, five suicides, seven in homicides, 15 due to vehicular accidents and 24 blamed on other accidents.
For males, the top five causes of death (in order) were hypertension, pneumonia, intra-cerebral hemorrhage, heart disease and asthma.
For females, the top five causes of death were intra-cerebral hemorrhage, hypertension, pneumonia, hypertensive heart disease, and heart disease.

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