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United Nations Demographic Yearbook 1997

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The Demographic Yearbook is a comprehensive collection of international demographic statistics. This definitive source of demographic and population statistics includes data on about 229 countries, or regions. The first group of tables comprises a world summary of basic demographic statistics. This summary is followed by statistics on the size, distribution and trends in population, fertility, foetal mortality, infant and maternal mortality and general mortality.

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Technical notes on the statistical tables

These Technical Notes are designed to give the reader relevant information for using the statistical tables. Information pertaining to the Yearbook in general is presented in sections dealing with various geographical aspects and population and vital statistics data. The following section which refers to individual tables includes a description of the variables, remarks on the reliability of the data, limitations, coverage and information on the presentation of earlier data. When appropriate, details on computation of rates, ratios or percentages are presented.

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