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Vital event
Description A live birth, death, foetal death, marriage, divorce, adoption, legitimation of birth, recognition of parenthood, annulment of marriage, or legal separation. (51, Glossary)
Source United Nations (1973). Principles and Recommendations for a Vital Statistics System. Series M, No. 19, Revision 1 (United Nations publication, Sales No. E.73.XVII.9).
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