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Table 2 Types of vital statistics and sources of data

From: Economic analysis of producing vital statistics using civil registration data in Lao People’s Democratic Republic

Vital statistics 2015 Census 2017 Lao Social Indicator Survey 2018 Civil Registration Functional Civil Registration
Birth statistics
 Absolute number of births Yes   Yes Yes
 Crude birth rate Yes    Yes
 Sex ratio at birth Yes    Yes
Fertility rates (general fertility rate, adolescent birth rate, age-specific fertility rates, and total fertility rate) Yes Yes   Yes
 Low (or very low) birth weight (percent)   Yes   Yes
 Preterm live births (percent)     Yes
Death statistics     
 Absolute number of deaths Yes   Yes Yes
 Crude death rate Yes    Yes
Age-, sex-, and cause-specific death rates Yes    Yes
 Life table and life expectancy Yes    Yes
 Infant mortality Yes Yes   Yes
 Under-five mortality Yes Yes   Yes
 Maternal mortality ratio *    Yes
Marriage statistics
 Absolute number of marriages Yes   Yes Yes
 Age-specific distributions and rates Yes    Yes
 Median age at marriage Yes    Yes
Divorce statistics
 Absolute number of divorces Yes   Yes Yes
 Age-specific distributions and rates Yes    Yes
 Median age at divorce Yes    Yes
 Cause of divorce Yes    Yes
  1. *The census produced pregnancy-related deaths and not maternal deaths