More male babies born than females in Guimaras in 2019

More male babies were born in Guimaras in the first quarter of 2019, according to the Civil Registration Service-Vital Statistics Division of the Philippine Statistics Authority.

The data, which was based on registered live births by usual residence of mothers in Guimaras province, indicated that males dominated the live births with a sex ratio at birth of 100 males per 95 females.

Of the 1,259 registered live births, 646 were males (51.31%) and 613 were females (48.69%), with a gender gap of 2.62 percentage points.

Table 1. Registered Live Births by Usual Residence, By Sex
and Sex Ratio, By Municipality, Guimaras: Q1-Q2 2019

Four of the five municipalities recorded more registered male live births than female.

San Lorenzo was the only municipality where female live births dominated their male counterpart with a sex ratio at birth of 100 males per 120 females. The largest gender gap is 9percentage points.

The four municipalities which registered more male live births than female include are: Buenavista with a gender gap of 6.31 percentage points and a sex ratio at birth of 100 males per 88 females; Jordan and Nueva Valencia municipalities recorded gender gaps of 4.79 and 4.44 percentage points, respectively, and sex ratio of 100 males to 91 females each.

Sibunag posted the least gender gap of 3.66 percentage points, against the provincial gender gap of 2.62 percentage points. The town recorded a sex ratio at birth of 100 males per 93 females.

Registered live births distribution by municipalities showed that almost one-fourth, or 24.86 percent, were from the municipality of Jordan, followed by Buenavista and Nueva Valencia with 23.91 percent and 21.45 percent, respectively.

San Lorezo and Sibunag municipalities contributed the least with 16.76 percent and 13.03 percent, respectively.