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United Nations Demographic Yearbook 2006

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This international compendium of national demographic statistics is designed to supply basic statistical data on 230 countries or areas for such users as demographers, economists, public-health workers and sociologists. The Demographic Yearbook 2006 is the fifty-eighth in a series published by the United Nations. It contains general tables including a world summary of selected demographic statistics, statistics on the size, distribution and trends in national population, natality, foetal, infant, maternal and general mortality as well as nuptiality and divorce.

English, French

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Technical notes on the statistical tables

These Technical Notes are designed to provide the reader with relevant information for using the statistical tables. Information pertaining to the Yearbook in general is presented in the sections dealing with geographical aspects, population and vital statistics. In addition, preceding each table are notes describing the variables, remarks on the reliability and limitation of the data, countries and areas covered, and information on the presentation of earlier data. When appropriate, details on computation of rates, ratios or percentages are presented.

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