For the first quarter of 2012, contrary to the forecasts of certain hard-core skeptics continued to increase in fertility and decline in mortality in Russia.
- Vital statistics I quarter of 2012
In addition, the happy statistics on infant mortality. Despite the fact that the infant mortality rate in the age of 1 year increased from 7.1 ppm in the I quarter of 2011 to 8.4 ppm in the I quarter of 2012, it was not due to increased infant mortality, and because of changes in accounting methods deaths. Until 2012, the deceased fell into the category of just babies whose weight greater than 1000 grams. From this year, according to WHO recommendations (and how this is happening all over Europe), accounted for babies weighing more than 500 grams. Various "experts" predicted an increase in infant mortality by 50% after the transition to a new accounting system. In reality, the infant mortality rate increased only 18%.
I draw your attention to the fact that in St. Petersburg — The region with the lowest infant mortality rate in the country — the figure is 3.6 ppm, that is not just a European level, and one of the best indicators of infant mortality in Europe.