The birth rate has increased by 6.5% in January-March 2012

Natural population growth is noted in 35 regions. 

During January-March 2012 were born in Russia more than 450,000 children, which is 6.5% more than in the same period last year.

"In general, for the three months of 2012, 451.7 thousand children were born. This is 6.5% more than in 2011, "- said the head of the Health Minister Tatyana Golikova.

According to her, the death rate for the first quarter decreased by 3.3%. Natural decline in March 2012 was 5.1 thousand, a decrease of 15.1 thousand people in March last year.

In addition, Golikova noted that natural population growth noted in 35 regions, reports "Interfax".

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