Table 3.9 :  LIVE BIRTHS AND INFANT DEATHS, 2006 - 2008
Particulars     2006 2007 2008
Republic Male' Atolls   Republic Male' Atolls   Republic Male' Atolls   Republic Male' Atolls   Republic Male' Atolls
     Live Births 5,198 2,145 3,053 5,518 2,456 3,062 5,827 2,707 3,120 6,569 3,083 3,486 6,946 3,351 3,595
     Male 2,671 1086 1585 2,794 1,258 1,536 3,006 1,381 1,625 3,393 1583 1,810 3,623 1735 1,888
     Female 2,527 1059 1468 2,724 1,198 1,526 2,820 1,325 1,495 3,176 1500 1,676 3,321 1614 1,707
     Not Stated 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 0
Infant Deaths 76 21 55 67 29 38 92 36 56 66 28 38 76 39 37
     Male 42 15 27 32 10 22 54 20 34 47 19 28 38 20 18
     Female 34 6 28 35 19 16 38 16 22 19 9 10 38 19 19
Infant Mortality
 Rate ('000) Live Births 15 10 18 12 12 12 16 13 18 10 9 11 11 12 10
     Male 16 14 17 11 8 14 18 14 21 14 12 15 10 12 10
     Female 13 6 19   13 16 10   13 12 15   6 6 6   11 12 11
Source: Ministry of Health & Family             
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