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Principles and Recommendations for a Vital Statistics System

  • Author: UN, DESA
  • Publication date: November 2001
  • Page count: 188
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 01.XVII.10

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This publication outlines the justification of a vital statistics system, and indicates the objectives, uses and importance of civil registration and vital statistics systems. It focuses on the definition, characteristics and details of the system, and recommends improvement strategies. In addition, it addresses the evaluation process for quality and completeness and describes censuses and household surveys as complementary sources of vital statistics.