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Table 5 Costs of data sources for vital statistics over a 20-year period

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

Data source Composite quality index Average cost per year Number of records/units Cost per quality-adjusted unit Ranking
CRVS 0.92 1,973,000 6,700,000 0.32 1
Census 0.42 1,860,000 6,700,000 0.66 2
Survey 0.28 240,000 52,460 16.34 3