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Births - Background Information

Births - Background Information

Background information which is specifically about the National Records of Scotland’s (NRS's)statistics of Births. 

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Much of the material on topics which are covered in the General Background Information section is also relevant because it applies to several types of event. For example, the pages available provide information about the quality of the Vital Events data (including examples of the fluctuations in, and potential unreliability of, figures for small areas, short periods or sub-groups of the population), much of which is relevant to the statistics about Births. 

Re-registrations of births are not included in any of the statistics of births. Click here for information about the reasons and the arrangements for the re-registration of births. 


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