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vital statisticsnoun [plural]

uk   /ˌvaɪ.təl stəˈtɪs.tɪks/  us   /ˌvaɪ.t̬əl stəˈtɪs.tɪks/
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vital statisticsplural noun

 /ˈvɑɪ·t̬əl stəˈtɪs·tɪks/
a ​group of ​officialfacts that ​include the ​number of ​births, ​deaths, and ​marriages in a ​particularplace, or the ​ages and ​races of the ​people that ​live there
(Definition of vital statistics from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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