In occupied Crimea mortality exceeds birth rate by more than one and a half times - Statistics
According to Russian Federal Statistics Service in Crimea Krymstat, a natural population decline continues in the annexed peninsula, and amounted to 4.4 thousand people in the first half of 2019.
Reportedly, the natural population decline has increased by 15% compared to the same period in 2018. Now mortality on the peninsula exceeds the birth rate by 1.6 times. Also, according to the “agency”, mortality of infants has increased as well.
Over the first half of the year, the number of births in Crimea decreased by 4%, while the number of deaths increased by 2%.
In January-May 2019, the number of births in Crimea amounted to more than 7 thousand people, but it is still lower than the number of deaths – 12 thousand people, thus, mortality exceeded the birth rate by 1.6 times. In no region of the “republic” did the number of births exceed the number of deaths, – the report said.
The leading causes of death are the circulatory system diseases – 57%, oncology – 15% and external causes of death – 6%.
In January-May 2019, compared with the same period last year, the number of children who died before the age of 1 increased by 16 and amounted to 39 people. The main causes of death among children under the age of 1 remain individual conditions that occur in the perinatal period – 46% of all deceased children of this age, as well as congenital anomalies – 13%.
“Then the final formula will be modelled [for exchange of prisoners – Ed.]. However, as long as the verification of the majority of the exchange participants has not been carried out, it can be assumed that will be possible to exchange a little more than 200 people in total,” the message says.