Survey notes more births in institutions

Vanguard: Princess Marina Hospital accounts for a large portion of material data
Vanguard: Princess Marina Hospital accounts for a large portion of material data

More mothers are giving birth in institutions such as clinics and hospitals, breaking a recent spike in non-institutional live births, the latest Maternal Mortality Ratio report indicates.

According to the study, 190 non-institutional births were recorded countrywide in 2015, or 0.3% of the total 57,480 live births, compared to 205 non-institutional births in 2014 or 0.4 % of the total 47,478 live births.

Prior to the jump in 2014, non-institutional births had been trending downwards, measured at 0.23% of all births in 2011, dropping to 0.18 % in 2012 and 0.14% in 2013.

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