notes - Vital statistics are statistics on live births...

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Vital statistics are statistics on live births, deaths, fetal deaths, marriages and divorces . The most common way of collecting information on these events is through civil registration , an administrative system used by governments to record vital events which occur in their populations -the total process of collecting information by civil registration on the frequency or occurrence of specified vital events, as well as relevant characteristics of the events themselves and the person or persons concerned, and compiling, processing, analyzing, evaluating, presenting, and disseminating these data in statistical form *birth certificate at birth, death certificate if death occurred after birth (mention that a death is not documented with a death certificate until after a baby is born, not if the baby has never been alive outside of the womb) In general, vital records weren't kept in the United States until the early 1900s. Vital records usually contain the full name of the individual involved in the event, the
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