Infant mortality rate is raising in Crimea


Infant mortality rate has increased in the Crimea by 1/3 comparing to the same period last year.

The death rate exceeds the birth rate in the Crimea, but the population increases due to migration.

As reported by NDNews, in January-March 2016 the Crimean population decreased by 2,100 people by natural causes (births and deaths), which is slightly less than for the same period in 2015. At the same time, the infant mortality rate has increased: from 30 registered deaths under the age of one year (in first quarter of 2015), to 40. These figures are provided by Rosstat (Russia’s statistics agency – RRT).

Although, the Crimea population continues to grow because of migration. According to official data, in the first quarter of 2016 more than 10,000 people came into the Crimea, and 6,500 have left the peninsula.