Birth Rate Steady

Birth Rate SteadyBirth Rate Steady

More than 977,900 births have been registered since the beginning of the current Iranian year (March 21) while the number of deaths was 224,400, said Ali Akbar Mahzoun, head of the National Organization for Civil Registration. About 78% of the births occurred in urban areas and 22% in rural areas, he said, quoted by IRNA. Although the first seven months showed steady birth rates, timely marriages and fewer divorces can help stabilize vital statistics in demography “as we are still far from a balanced population pyramid,” he added.