Definition of vital statistics in English:

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vital statistics

Pronunciation: /ˈvītl stəˌtistiks/

plural noun

1Quantitative data concerning a population, such as the number of births, marriages, and deaths.
Example sentences
  • Still within the tradition of political economy, these statisticians saw population and vital statistics as given facts which derived from natural and economic laws.
  • Information on infant deaths was collected from vital statistics monitored by Statistics Norway.
  • ‘Today we define census as an official counting of a country's population, usually with vital statistics, a process of equality and not status,’ he explained.
2 informal The measurements of a woman’s bust, waist, and hips.
Example sentences
  • The research studied Swedish women who were aged between 38 and 60 when they had their vital statistics measured between 1968 and 1969.
  • And if you thought modelling was all about vital statistics here's news: Rathore asked the models 10 questions and judged them on the basis of intelligence, versatility and looks.
  • Actually, it probably had more to do with the fact that my vital statistics repeated the same remarkably low number three times.

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Syllabification: vi·tal sta·tis·tics

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