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United Nations Demographic Yearbook 2008

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The Demographic Yearbook 2008 is the sixtieth in a series published by the United nations since 1948.It contains general tables including a world summary of selected demographic statistics, statistics on the size, distribution and trends in national populations, fertility, foetal mortality, infant and maternal mortality, general mortality, nuptiality and divorce.Data are shown by urban/rural residence, as available.In addition, the volume provides Technical Notes, a synoptic table, a historical index and a listing of the issues of the Yearbook published to date.

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.

English

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