Definitions for vital statistics

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

vi′tal statis′tics(n.pl.)

  1. statistics concerning human life or the conditions affecting human life and the maintenance of population, as deaths, births, and marriages.

  2. Facetious. the measurements of a woman's figure, esp. the bust, waist, and hips.

    Category: Status (usage)

Origin of vital statistics:

1830–40

Princeton's WordNet

  1. vital statistics(noun)

    data relating to births and deaths and health and diseases and marriages

Wiktionary

  1. vital statistics(Noun)

    Statistics of births, marriages and deaths.

  2. vital statistics(Noun)

    The size of a woman's bust, waist and hips, normally measured in inches.

  3. vital statistics(Noun)

    A concise piece of trivia on a subject, sometimes in table format.

Freebase

  1. Vital statistics

    Vital statistics are statistics on live births, deaths, fetal deaths, marriages and divorces. The most common way of collecting information on these events is through civil registration, an administrative system used by governments to record vital events which occur in their populations. Efforts to improve the quality of vital statistics will therefore be closely related to the development of civil registration systems in countries. Box 1. United Nations Definitions of Vital Statistics and Civil Registration Systems A vital statistics system is defined by the United Nations “as the total process of collecting information by civil registration or enumeration on the frequency or occurrence of specified and defined vital events, as well as relevant characteristics of the events themselves and the person or persons concerned, and compiling, processing, analyzing, evaluating, presenting, and disseminating these data in statistical form”. Civil registration, as defined by the United Nations, is the” continuous, permanent, compulsory, and universal recording of the occurrence and characteristics of vital events and other civil status events pertaining to the population as provided by decree, law or regulation, in accordance with the legal requirements in each country.”

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Vital Statistics

    Used for general articles concerning statistics of births, deaths, marriages, etc.

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