Volume 8, Issue 3
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645


This is the 8th annual volume of vital and health statistics published by the World Health Organization. The report is divided into three main parts: first, vital statistics; second, statistics of cases and deaths from notifiable diseases; and third, statistics of health personnel, hospital establishments and vaccinations. In all three parts the statistics are given for the individual countries of the world for which figures are available. There are two indexes, by country and by subject.

Part I includes population figures by sex and age. These figures are less detailed than those given in the Demographic Year Book published by the United Nations but are adequate for the interpretations of the present report. The data presented include natality, general mortality, infant and neonatal mortality, late fetal mortality, and natural increase. Numbers as well as rates are given, by cause of death, sex, and age. A greater detail about malignant deaths is given than in earlier reports.


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