vital statistics


General Science

Health Economics

  • (written as Vital Statistics)
    There is an informal definition with which we need not be concerned. The formal definition is statistics at the population level relating to key events in and characteristics of life: births, deaths, marriages, migration, life expectancy and health. Adoptions, divorces and other population-based 'vital' measures may also be included.


  • noun statistics dealing with births, marriages and deaths in a town or district


  • plural noun a set of official statistics relating to the population of a place, such as the percentage of live births per thousand, the incidence of particular diseases and the numbers of births and deaths