14:30 / 19.01.2021
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Uzbekistan saw increase in mortality rate last year

The State Statistics Committee has published data on the demographic situation in Uzbekistan. It also lists the deaths observed in 2020 and their causes.

The State Statistics Committee has released preliminary data on the demographic situation in the country in 2020.

According to the Statistics Committee, the permanent population of Uzbekistan as of January 1, 2021, reached 34,558.9 thousand people. In particular, the urban population accounts for 17 million 487.5 thousand people (50.6% of the total population) and the rural population – 17 million 71.4 thousand people (49.4%).

It is noted that 841.8 thousand children were born in 2020, respectively, the birth rate was 24.6 ppm per 1,000 population, more by 0.3 ppm compared to 2019 (in 2019 – 24.3 ppm).

As of January 1, 2021, in terms of the share of regions in the total population of the republic, the highest rate was in the Samarkand region – 11.4%, followed by the Fergana region – 11.1%, the Kashkadarya region – 9.7% and the Andijan region – 9.2%.

The report said that 175.6 thousand deaths were recorded in 2020, the mortality rate was 5.1 ppm per 1,000 population. It increased by 0.5 ppm compared to 2019 (in January-December 2019 – 4.6 ppm).

It is noted that in 2020, 60.0% of deaths occurred due to diseases of the circulatory system, 8% of the population died from tumors, 7.2% – from respiratory diseases, 4.4% – from diseases of the digestive system, 4.4% – accidents, poisonings and injuries, 4.4% – from infectious and parasitic diseases and 11.6% – from other diseases.

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