Statistical Papers - United Nations (Ser. A), Population and Vital Statistics Report

2412-138X (online)
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The Population and Vital Statistics Report series presents data for countries or areas on population size (total, male, and female) from the latest available census, estimated total population size for the later available year, and the number and rate of vital events (live births, deaths, and infant deaths) for the latest available year within the past 15 years. These data are presented as reported by national statistical authorities to the Demographic Yearbook of the Statistics Division of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs.
World Mortality Report 2015 Highlights

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02 Aug 2017
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World Mortality Report 2015 Highlights is a publication that provides an overview of the estimated and projected trends in mortality at the world level, for development groups and major areas; the analysis also focuses on country and regional data for selected mortality indicators. In addition to examining the summary indicator of life expectancy at birth, the report analyzes levels and trends in mortality for key age groups in childhood and provides a snapshot of adult and “old age” mortality levels. It also examines the socio-economic determinants of child hood mortality at the aggregate level across countries, and on disparities within countries in 50 low-and middle-income (LMIC) countries based on Demographic and Health Surveys data. The primary audience of this report are Member states. The publication is also useful for population scientists.

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Global levels and trends in mortality

Socio-Economic determinants of inequalities in infant and early childhood mortality

Policy implications of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for population health


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