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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 official facts that include the number of births, deaths, and marriages in a particular place, 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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