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BASE POPULATION

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Definition:
The base population refers to the number of people in a given area (e.g. a nation, province, city, etc) to which a specific vital rate applies, that is, the denominator of the crude birth rate or death rate; that population determined by a census.

Source Publication:
Handbook of Vital Statistics Systems and Methods, Volume 1: Legal, Organisational and Technical Aspects, United Nations Studies in Methods, Glossary, Series F, No. 35, United Nations, New York 1991.

Statistical Theme: Demographic and population statistics - Population statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Wednesday, January 04, 2006