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CIVIL REGISTRATION AND VITAL STATISTICAL SYSTEMS

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Definition:
The civil registration and vital statistical systems refer to government machinery set up in the country, province, state or other territorial subdivision of the country to do both the recording of vital events for legal purposes and the compilation of vital statistics from those records, as provided in the laws and regulations of the country.

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

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Wednesday, January 04, 2006