[health-vn] Baby makers busier than ever
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Sun May 17 09:20:45 EST 2009
Last Updated: Tuesday, May 12, 2009 11:27:19 Vietnam (GMT+07)
Baby makers busier than ever
Vietnam’s population grew by 0.1 percent in the first quarter, according to
figures released Monday.
Positive population growth was recorded in 27 provinces, the Ministry of Health
informed an online conference held to review the efforts to curb population growth.
The proportion of third children among the 268,000 babies born in the three
months was up 1 percent from a year before.
The low rate of contraceptive use was given as one reason for the higher numbers.
Another was the insufficient number of health workers and the low pay they receive.
It’s estimated that the population of Vietnam is growing by one million a year,
with a gender ratio of 112 boys to 100 girls.
Reported by Thanh Tung
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