30% of newborns in Catalonia have mothers of a foreign nationality

The Programme for Maternity Health’s birth registry has published data that shows that 30% of newborns in Catalonia have a mother with a foreign nationality. Also, 52% of teen births between 14 and 17 years old were of mothers from a foreign nationality.


August 25, 2010 10:49 PM

Barcelona (ACN).- Of every 100 babies born in Catalan hospitals during 2009, 30 had mothers from a foreign nationality, an amount 1 point higher than 2008’s results. 70% of the births took place in public hospitals and 30% in private centres. Other relevant data shows that 52% of mothers in between 14 and 17 years old are of foreign nationality.

Last year, the number of births dropped for the first time in 14 years, by 4.5% from 2008. The data has been recorded by the birth registry of the Programme for Maternity Health.