It was a positive 2022 for births in Sardinia: newborns are growing. Encouraging data from hospitals on the island, from Sassari to Nuoro up to Cagliari. Despite a negative demographic trend that more widely affects the whole Old Continent, a small birth boom.
The data from the Obstetrics and Gynecology clinic of the University Hospital of Sassari matter 1,328 children born into the world: 11 more than in 2021. Furthermore, 2022 is a year of blue color: in fact there were 704 boys while there were 624 girls. Newborns, however, are not only Sardinians. “To bring up the number of births there are also the foreigners – he comments Giampiero Capobianco, director of the Obstetrics and Gynecology clinic – and Sassari once again confirms itself as a multi-ethnic city”. The births of foreigners were 95 in 2020, 120 in 2021, 130 in 2022. Since 2020, the structure has been the only birth point and Covid ward in central-northern Sardinia.
At the Holy Trinity of Cagliari were born, in 2022, 1707 children: a figure that continues to go against the trend compared to other birth centers where there is a decrease in the number of deliveries. Equipped with the most advanced technologies, with the operating theatres, nursery and delivery room on the same floor, the Gynecology and Obstetrics facility offers many safety advantages, and is one of the reasons why it is chosen by many families. The average is almost 5 deliveries a day.
At the San Francesco di Nuoro the deliveries, compared to the previous year, were 42 more: 836 in total, compared to 794 in 2021. In 2022 they were instead 440 deliveries performed a Oristano. The province has the lowest birth rate in Italy (4.9 births per year for every thousand inhabitants) and one of the highest average age of mothers (over 33 years), but it is increasingly equipping itself with services and initiatives for make it more qualified and attractive..