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An Pediatr (Barc). 2015 Jan;82(1):e1-6. doi: 10.1016/j.anpedi.2014.03.018. Epub 2014 Apr 29.

[Birth rates evolution in Spain. Birth trends in Spain from 1941 to 2010].

[Article in Spanish]

Author information

1
Servicio de Pediatría, Complejo Asistencial Universitario de Palencia, Palencia, España. Electronic address: jm.andres.dellano@gmail.com.
2
Servicio de Pediatría, Complejo Asistencial Universitario de Palencia, Palencia, España.
3
Servicio de Epidemiología y Prevención Sanitaria, Dirección General de Salud Pública de La Rioja, La Rioja, España.
4
Servicio de Pediatría, Hospital Universitario del Río Hortega, Valladolid, España.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

The aim of this study was to analyse trends of births in Spain and its Autonomous Communities (CCAA) over a 70 year period (1941-2010).

METHODS:

The crude birth rates per 1,000 inhabitants/year were calculated by CCAA using Joinpoint regression models. Change points in trend and annual percentage of change (APC) were identified.

RESULTS:

The distribution of 38,160,305 births between 1941 and 2010 shows important changes in trends both nationally and among the CCAA. There is a general pattern for the whole country, with 5 turning points being identified with changes in trend and annual percentage change (APC). Differences are also found among regions.

CONCLUSION:

The analysis of trends in birth rates and the annual rates of change should enable public health authorities to properly plan pediatric care resources in our country.

KEYWORDS:

Birth; Birth rate; Nacimientos; Tasa de natalidad; Tendencias; Trends

PMID:
24785448
DOI:
10.1016/j.anpedi.2014.03.018
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