VITAL STATISTICS
 

Registration of vital events commenced in 1867 with the enactment of civil registration laws which conferred the legal sanction for the registration of events namely, live births, deaths, still births and marriages. According to the law every live birth has to be registered within 42 days and death within 5 days from the date of occurrence.

Although birth and death registrations are compulsory by law, few events are missed and not registered for various reasons. The survey conducted in 1980, to assess the completeness of births and deaths registration found that, about 98.8 per cent of births and 94.0 per cent of deaths are being registered.

Births and deaths are registered at the place of occurrence and not in the area of residence of the mother (in case of birth) or the deceased (in case of death). But such information is gathered and tabulated.

 
LIST OF TABLES
 
(Tables are informat.)
1. Marriages   2008
1.1 Marriages Registered by Month and District
 
2. Births   2008
2.1 Live Births registered by District, Sector and Sex
2.2 Live Births by District of Usual Residence of Mother and Sex of Child
2.2a Live Births by District of Usual Residence of Mother and Month
2.3 Live Births registered by Live Birth Order, Sex and District
2.4 Live Births registered by Ethnic Group of Mother and District 
2.5 Live Births registered by Age of Mother and Race
2.6 Live Births registered by Month, Sex and District
2.7 Live Births registered by Age of Mother and District
2.8 Sex Ratio at Birth and Live Births Occurred in Hospital and Home by District
2.9 Percentage Distribution of Live Births registered by Sector and Age of Mother
2.10 Live Births registered by Age of Mother, Sex, Legitimacy and Sectors
2.11 Live Births registered by Month, Race and Sex
2.12 Live Births registered in each Month of the Year by District, Sex and Year of Occurence
2.13 Average birth weight (grams) by district of usual residence of mother and sex of child
2.14 Average birth weight (grams) by district of usual residence and age of mother
2.15 Average birth weight (grams) by registered district, sector and sex
2.16 Average birth weight (grams) by live birth order and sex
 
3. Infant Deaths   2008
3.1 Infant Deaths registered by District, Sector and Sex
3.2 Infant Deaths registered by District, Age and Sex
3.3 Infant Deaths registered by District, Race and Sex
3.4 Infant Deaths registered by District, Month and Sex
3.5a Infant Deaths registered by District, Race and age, Sex (Under One Month)
3.5b Infant Deaths registered by District, Race and Age, Sex (One Month To Under One Year)
 
4. Deaths   2008
4.1 Deaths registered by District, Sector and Sex
4.2 Deaths registered by Usual Resident District and Sex
4.3 Deaths registered by District, Age and Sex
4.4 Deaths registered by Race, Age and Sex
4.5 Deaths registered by District, Year of Occurance, Month and Sex
4.6 Deaths registered by District, Race and Sex
 
5. Cause Of Death   2008