Meaning of “vital statistics” in the English Dictionary

"vital statistics" in British English

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vital statisticsnoun [ plural ]

uk /ˌvaɪ.təl stəˈtɪs.tɪks/ us /ˌvaɪ.t̬əl stəˈtɪs.tɪks/

(Definition of “vital statistics” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"vital statistics" in American English

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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)