The Births and Deaths office in Sierra Leone has issued the national births and deaths statistics for 2014.
Officials say a total of 199,257 births were registered in 2014 of which 97,958 are males and 101,301 are females.
Figures of deaths nationwide in 2014 totals 16,794 of which 8,363 are males and 8,227 are females.
Death reports exclude Ebola death figures.
Authorities said excluding Ebola mortality figures, the 2014 death statistics are lower by 3,000 from 2013.
The World Health Organization continues to report that Ebola death figures are still on the increase in Sierra Leone. About 8,000 died of Ebola in West Africa in 2014; the majority are from Sierra Leone, according to WHO officials.
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