2023 Author: Anita Thornton | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-11-27 18:44
A total of 337,072 babies were born in Canada in 2004, up 0.6% from the previous year. The 2004 fertility rate remains unchanged at 1.53 children per woman.
Birth statistics are of paramount importance in the management of public funds, if only to realize that the rising generation will have a heavy burden to bear, that of the aging population and all that this situation involves.
Some Canadian numbers
A total of 337,072 babies were born in 2004, up 0.6% from the previous year. This increase followed the 1.9% increase recorded the previous year. The 2004 fertility rate remains unchanged from that of 1.53 children per woman in 2003. The crude birth rate fell from 10.6 live births per 1,000 inhabitants in 2003 to 10.5 live births in 2004. number of births increased in only 5 of the 13 provinces and territories: Nova Scotia, Quebec, Ontario, Alberta and the Yukon. The average age of women who gave birth to a child in Canada in 2004 was 29.7 years, up slightly from 29.6 years in 2003, continuing the upward trend that has persisted for a long time.majority of births now occur to women aged 25 to 34, who gave birth to 62.1% of all babies born in 2004 compared to 54.7% in 1979. Births to older mothers, that is, 35 years and over, were almost four times more frequent than they were a generation earlier. In 2004, 17.2% of births were to such mothers, almost four times the rate of just 4.6% recorded a quarter of a century earlier.
74,072 babies were born in Quebec in 200426 231 babies (35.4%) had a mother between the ages of 25 and 2922 120 babies (29.9%) had a mother between the ages of 30 and 341,688 babies (2, 3%) had a mother aged 40 to 4940,044 babies (54.1%) were born to single parents30,841 babies (41.6%) were born to married parents67,644 babies (91.3%) weighed between 2 500 and 4,499 grams, with the majority (54%) weighing between 3,000 and 375 grams
Girl or boy?
Canada (337 072)
173,154 boys (51%) 163,918 girls (49%)
37,989 boys (51%)36,083 girls (49%)
% of all
|Canada||335 202||337 072||1,870||0, 6||100%|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||4 629||4 488||-141||-3, 0||1.3%|
|Prince Edward Island||1 417||1 390||-27||-1, 9||0.4%|
|Nova Scotia||8 650||8 734||84||1, 0||2.6%|
|New Brunswick||7 117||6 959||-158||-2, 2||2.1%|
|Quebec||73 905||74 072||167||0, 2||22.0%|
|Ontario||130 927||132 551||1 624||1, 2||39.3%|
|Manitoba||13 940||13 811||-129||-0, 9||4.1%|
|Saskatchewan||12 038||11 983||-55||-0.5||3.6%|
|Alberta||40 287||40 779||492||1, 2||12.1%|
|British Columbia||40 496||40 489||-7||0, 0||12.0%|
When do people give birth the least?
In 2004, the month of February was the least conducive to childbirth with 25,688 births in Canada. Quebec follows the trend with only 5581 births in February 2004. November and December are the 2 other months when births are the least numerous, both in Canada than in Quebec.
When do people give birth the most?
It's respectively in July (29,491), September (29,427) and August (29,074) the most Canadian mothers gave birth to their babies in 2004. Quebec mothers also follow this trend!
|Total weeks of gestation||%||out of a total of 337,072 live births|
|42+ weeks||0.6||2 120|
|37 to 41 weeks||91.1||307 173|
|34 to 36 weeks||5.9||19 798|
|32 to 33 weeks||0.9||3 141|
|28 to 31 weeks||0.7||2 315|
|20 to 27 weeks||0.4||1 440|
|less than 20 weeks||0.01||38|
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