The rate at which Hungary’s natural population declined slowed in the first three months of the year as the number of births edged down 1.9 percent and the number of deaths was down 6 percent compared with the same period last year, the Central Statistical Office (KSH) reported on Wednesday.

Figures show that there were 21,731 births in January-March, down 413 from the same period a year earlier. The number of deaths was 36,623, KSH said.

The natural population decline (14,892) was 11 percent lower compared with the same period in 2017 (16,825).

The number of marriages edged down by 0,5 percent in the first three of this year compared with the same period of last year after an average 0.6 percent increase in January and February and 1.9 percent drop in March.

As we wrote on April, the results of the latest survey conducted by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, about fertility rates in the EU Member States. The study analysing data from 2016 shows that more babies were born than in 2015, and compared to other EU countries, Hungary has an average fertility rate preceding such Member States as Slovakia, Croatia, Italy or Spain. Read more HERE.

Also we wrote on March, three out of four patients could survive provided that they receive proper treatment in time. However, they have little chances in Hungary – stated presenters of a forum about the Hungarian healthcare system. Read more HERE.

Source: MTI

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