Death Statistics Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) 1st Quarter 2022

Reference Number: 

SR 2022-22

Release Date: 

Monday, June 13, 2022

Data on deaths presented in this special release were obtained from the Office of the City/Municipal Registrars throughout the region and submitted to the Philippine Statistics Authority - Regional Statistical Services Office Cordillera Administrative Region (PSA-RSSO CAR) through the Decentralized Vital Statistics System (DVSS) 2022  and 2021 of the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)-Provincial Offices (POs) of the Cordillera Region. Information presented included deaths registered in the 1st quarter 2022 and in 1st quarter 2021. Figures presented herein are still preliminary and may differ in the final counts.

On the Average, 2 Persons Died Every Hour in the Region

  • The number of registered deaths in the Cordillera Administrative Region reached 2,868 in the 1st quarter of 2022. The figure shows an increase of 8.47 percent death incidence from the 2021 figure of 2,644. Comparing the first quarters of 2021 and 2022, almost all provinces posted an increase in the number of registered deaths with the exception of Mt Province which recorded a decrease of 7.6 percent.
  • During the 1st quarter of 2022, an average of  32 persons died daily or almost 2 persons died every hour in the Region.
  • Among the provinces,  Benguet recorded  the most number of registered deaths during the 1st quarter of 2022, with a total of 690 or 24.06 percent share of the total recorded deaths in the Region. Abra followed with 462 deaths, Kalinga with 312, Mt Province with 280, Apayao with 233 and Ifugao with the least registered deaths at 230.
  • Across areas, Baguio City has the second highest  registered deaths with 661 or 23 percent of the total deaths in the region.
  • In the same period last year, Baguio City recorded 642 deaths or 24.3 percent of the total registered deaths in the region. Benguet was second with 581 deaths or 22 percent. Apayao had the lowest registered deaths with 182  deaths or 6.9 percent at that time.

Table 1. Number and Daily Average of Registered Deaths:

1st Quarter 2022 and 1st Quarter 2021

Region/Province Number of Registered Deaths Daily Average of Deaths
  1st Quarter 2022 1st Quarter 2021 1st Quarter 2022 1st Quarter 2021
CAR 2,868 2,644 32 29
     Abra 462 418 5 5
     Apayao 233 182 3 2
     Benguet 690 581 8 6
     Baguio City 661 642 7 7
     Ifugao 230 224 3 2
     Kalinga 312 294 3 3
     Mt Province 280 303 3 3

 

14 out of 25 deaths were Males

  • The majority of deaths in the Region occurred mostly among males which accounted for 1,592 or 56 percent. On the other hand, females shared 1,276 or 44 percent deaths which resulted in a sex ratio of 125 male deaths per 100 female deaths.
  • Abra posted the highest sex ratio with 138, Apayao ranked second with 137 and  followed by Baguio City with 130. The lowest computed sex ratio of 109 male deaths per 100 female deaths was noted in Mt Province.

 

Table 2. Number and Percent Distribution of Deaths by Sex and by Province:

January  –  March 2022

Region/Province Both Sexes Number Percent Sex Ratio
    Male Female Male Female  
CAR 2,868 1,592 1,276 55.50 44.50 125
     Abra 462 268 194 58.00 42.00 138
     Apayao 233 135 98 57.94 42.06 137
     Benguet 690 375 315 54.35 45.65 119
     Baguio City 661 374 287 56.58 43.42 130
     Ifugao 230 125 105 54.35 45.65 119
     Kalinga 312 169 143 54.17 45.83 118
     Mt Province 280 146 134 52.14 47.86 109

 

Deaths Attended by Health Professionals

  • Out of the total registered deaths, 19 out of every 50 recorded deaths were mostly medically attended. When private physicians, public health officers, and hospital officials are present, a death is deemed medically attended.
  • Registered deaths attended by others is listed at 38.3 percent or 1,098, while 24 percent or 687 people were not treated medically.
  • Baguio City had the highest recorded deaths attended by Health Professionals with about 41 percent of registered deaths in the Region.
  • Among Provinces, the least registered deaths assisted by a health professional is Ifugao with 67 deaths.

Table 3. Number of Registered Deaths by Type of Attendant at Death:

January – March 2022

Region/Province Total Medically Attended Not Medically Attended Others
CAR 2,868 1,083 687 1,098
     Abra 462 137 321 4
     Apayao 233 113 90 30
     Benguet 690 184 1 505
     Baguio City 661 439 0 222
     Ifugao 230 67 122 41
     Kalinga 312 72 44 196
     Mt Province 280 71 109 100

 

4 in every 10 Corpses in the Region disposed through Cremation

  • 47 out of 50 corpses in the Region were buried for the 1st Quarter of 2022.
  • The Province of Benguet had the most disposed corpses through burial recorded at 1 out of 4 registered deaths.
  • In the Region, cremation is another option for corpse disposal. About 4.4 percent or 127  were registered in the 1st quarter of 2022.
  • Baguio City had the highest record of cremation with 106, followed by Benguet with 19.

Table 4. Number of Registered Deaths by Corpse Disposal:

January – March 2022

Region/Province Total Burial Cremation Others
CAR 2,868 2,727 127 14
     Abra 462 448 1 13
     Apayao 233 232 1 0
     Benguet 690 670 19 1
     Baguio City 661 555 106 0
     Ifugao 230 230 0 0
     Kalinga 312 312 0 0
     Mt Province 280 280 0 0

 

7 in every 10 Female Deaths occurred at age 85-87

  • The recorded highest registered deaths by age bracket for male is at age 64-69 with 218 or 8 percent, whereas, females aged 85-87 recorded at 200 or 7 percent.
  • 3 out of every 25 registered deaths occurred between ages 76-81.
  • Deaths among females ages 94 and above were three times higher than deaths among males ages 94 and above.
  • There were more male deaths between the age bracket 58-69 which accounted for 415 or 14.5 percent in the Region for this quarter. Females, on the other hand, accounted 259 or 9.03 percent which resulted in an age-specific sex ratio of 160 male deaths per 100 female deaths.
  • There were 51 male deaths or 1.8 percent among the ages 9 and below compared to 34 or 1 percent for females with the same age group.

Figure 1. Number of Registered Deaths by Sex and Age Distribution:

January – March 2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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