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An informant is the individual whose responsibility, designated by law, is to report to the local registrar the fact of the occurrence of a vital event and to provide all the information and characteristics related to the event. Only on the basis of his or her report may the event be legally registered by the local registrar.

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 4, 2006