Births

As a component of natural movement, live births naturally increase the population. Live births include live births, i.e. births of live children, i.e. children who, after complete expulsion (head, trunk, limbs) from the mother's body, are breathing or in whom at least a heartbeat is observed. A child is designated as stillborn (stillbirth) if it shows no signs of life at birth and if its weight is at least 500 grams or if the gestation period lasted at least 22 full weeks.

  2017 2018 2019
Live births (Total) 87 381 87 851 86 172
Boys 44 873 45 013 44 123
Girls 42 508 42 838 42 049
Swiss 61 124 61 650 60 875
Foreigners 26 257 26 201 25 287
Stillbirths (Total) 362 381 344
Source: FSO – BEVNAT

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CH-2010 Neuchâtel
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