1Quantitative data concerning a population, such as the number of births, marriages, and deaths.
- 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.
- 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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