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Hospital Births in CanadaPublished: ()

Although some births occur in homes and birthing centres, most births in Canada still take place in hospitals. Here are some interesting findings regarding hospital births in 2014 in Canada (excluding Quebec), according to the Public Health Agency of Canada’s Canadian Perinatal Surveillance System.


26,488

O Canada! July had the most births (26,488) in 2014. [CIHI-DAD, 2014]

Halloween

The highest number of births (1,026) in a day was on July 24, suggesting that conception took place (on average) on October 31, 2013 (not shown in table). [CIHI-DAD, 2014]


581

The day with the lowest number of births (581) was December 25. [CIHI-DAD, 2014]

February

Disadvantaged by being the shortest month, February had the lowest number of births (21,531) in 2014. [CIHI-DAD, 2014]


Thursday

Births occurred most often on Thursdays, followed by Wednesdays and Fridays. The lowest number of births occurred on weekends. [CIHI-DAD, 2014]

Jul-Aug-Sept

More babies were born in July, August and September compared to other months. [CIHI-DAD, 2014]


The Public Health Agency of Canada’s Canadian Perinatal Surveillance System (CPSS) monitors and reports on key indicators of maternal, fetal and infant health in Canada. For more information, visit our Maternal and Infant Health topic page.


Dive Into the Data



2014 Hospital Total Births (Daily)
Day January February March April May June July August September October November December
1688727679732904659772934671878693700
2795603630796903809865751800887674772
3809733807844680887934689924915770803
4674788824857703901966697958709835799
5594794859684802921777802968694851851
6718848857613849935710946756776873650
7808858886734907715846924664863873615
8807682713786924639906921833891687755
9895630607826918747877704893944625809
10885733811858721838926678933848763837
11703812816894656876927858874742742812
12625905853712777831701882961662810830
13751880848619911843653867805593835651
14814850824826885706822972683808820595
15823710668867897627905935809903672715
16838619586886907848887729957897628801
17814647757889713845954702925917764808
18653769813741669920935828978727827850
19635864881682651923739839933637831857
20703896879596777924658933793762847698
21783847911718916711874933726807837649
22856683677834977648885913831883675755
23814597652904928806899699895872625841
248207707529267459061026672968833719711
25664801822877665928960817941737844581
26687808851706815915753816946638837585
27767824848670827930740949731785888612
28816853847732906739815925690771834603
29817741873886690811896843815650734
30860593788916808970714895864603781
31913756675995697807817
Total238292153124048234702541024475264882562225584248652293222877
Average769769776782820816854827853802764738
2014 Hospital Total Births (Monthly)
Day Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
January2541293932213991420242412694
February2449288331703371344834082802
March3068388332753444343234683478
April2498301040924200351733692784
May2693304533643614458845723534
June3263401834763625359036322871
July2761335742794498483537882970
August3438320033393695375445993597
September2763398744403750375138083085
October2631291632494370446443202915
November3155301632483329344333643377
December2462365940043976304231232611
Total33722399134315745863460664569236718
Average2810332635963822383938083060

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