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United Nations Demographic Yearbook 1999

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The Demographic Yearbook is an international source of statistics that contains basic statistical data for over 200 countries or areas to meet the needs of demographers, economists, public-health workers and sociologists, among others. It presents general tables giving a world summary of basic demographic statistics, followed by tables on the size, distribution and trends in population, fertility, mortality, marriage and divorce, international migration and population census data.

English, French

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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.

English, French

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