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vital statistics

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Statistics
vital statisticsˌvital staˈtistics noun [plural] 🔊 🔊 1 HMSfigures giving information about the number of births, deaths, marriages etc within a population2 British English informal a woman’s chest, waist, and hip measurements3 informal important facts about something, especially its size
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vital statisticsThis is based on enumerative classification, which is deeply rooted in the traditions of epidemiology and vital statistics.That process involves matching voter files with change-of-address forms and Arizona vital statistics.Managers need information on population size and characteristics, vital statistics, finances, personnel and facilities.You're in the right place to catch up on all the vital statistics in the competition so far.
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