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Production of a Vital Statistics Report: Guide, Revision 1

A revised guide on how to make a publication on population statistics.

Many countries have little experience in compiling and publishing population statistics using data from the registration of births and deaths (vital events), which are often deficient. In 2021 a revised guide was published on how to make a publication on population statistics: Production of a Vital Statistics Report: Guide, Revision 1. The first edition was written by Helge Brunborg and Vibeke Oestreich Nielsen in Statistics Norway and has been used in a number of international courses and in many countries. Statistics Norway's work on this is funded by NORAD.

The Guide provides important background information for using the Template, which contains notes and table shells to complete a vital statistics report. Finally, the accompanying Workbook can assist in the calculation of measures and indicators and in the production of tables and figures for the report. In countries with low registration of vital events, producing a vital statistics report can help encourage increased investment for strengthening the existing civil registration system.

The guide is published by Vital Strategies, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, and Statistics Norway. Vital Strategies has had the main responsibility for the revision, to which a number of international experts in the field have contributed.