Completeness of Vital Registration (Births and Deaths)

Vital registration systems record the occurrence and characteristics of vital events pertaining to the population and serve as a main source of vital statistics. Countries with complete vital statistics registries may have more accurate and timely demographic indicators.

Below are the vital registrations that MEASURE Evaluation located as of March 2017. Data collection is ongoing. Please contact us if you are aware of updated or additional documents that can be added to this page.

Country

Completeness of vital registration (births and deaths)

Status

Afghanistan 

 

Incomplete– live births and deaths are less than 50%

Bangladesh 

 

Incomplete – live births and deaths are less than 90%

Burundi 

http://bit.ly/2aP7FN4

Live births estimate less than 90% complete, and unknown estimate for deaths.

Botswana

 

Incomplete – 40.2% for live births and 8.4% for deaths

Cameroon

 

Don’t know

Cote d’Ivoire

 

Not available

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) 

 

Don’t know

Dominican Republic

 

Incomplete – live births and deaths are less than 90%

Ethiopia 

http://bit.ly/2aP7FN4

28.8% live births and 10.9% deaths. Source not civil registration but considered reliable by UN Stats.

Ghana

http://bit.ly/2aP7FN4

Incomplete – live births and deaths estimated less than 90% complete

Guatemala               

 

Complete – live births and deaths are over 90%

Guinea

 

Live births estimate less than 90% complete, and unknown estimate for deaths.

Guyana

 

Unknown estimate for live births and deaths estimate is over 90% complete.

Haiti 

http://bit.ly/2aP7FN4

Unknown estimate for live births and deaths estimate is less than 90% complete.

India 

http://bit.ly/2aP7FN4

Incomplete – 21.0% for live births and 6.7% for deaths

Indonesia

http://bit.ly/2aP7FN4

25.3 % live births and 5.2% deaths. Source is not civil registration but considered reliable by UN Stats.

Kenya

http://www.knbs.or.ke/

 

Incomplete – live births and deaths are less than 90%

Lesotho

http://bit.ly/2qggN3u

Incomplete – Live births and deaths are less than 90%

Liberia 

http://bit.ly/2aP7FN4

18.2% for live births. Source is not civil registration but considered reliable by UN Stats. No information available for deaths.

Madagascar 

 

Not available

Malawi 

http://bit.ly/2aP7FN4

37.9% live births and 10.0% deaths. Source is not civil registration but considered reliable by UN Stats.

Mali 

http://bit.ly/2aP7FN4

45.4% live births and 4.3% deaths. Source is not civil registration but considered reliable by UN Stats.

Mozambique

http://bit.ly/2aP7FN4

Live births estimate less than 90% complete, and 18.8% for deaths.

Myanmar (Burma)

http://bit.ly/2aP7FN4

Incomplete– live births and deaths estimated less than 90% complete

Namibia

http://bit.ly/2aP7FN4

29.1% live births and 10.7% deaths. Source is not civil registration but considered reliable by UN Stats.

Nepal

http://bit.ly/2aP7FN4

11.4% live births and 4.5% deaths. Source is not civil registration but considered reliable by UN Stats.

Nigeria

 

31% live births and deaths unknown

Pakistan

Balochistan

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 

Punjab 

Sindh

http://bit.ly/2aP7FN4

23.5% live births and 6.3% deaths. Source is not civil registration but considered reliable by UN Stats.

Rwanda

 

Incomplete– live births and deaths estimated less than 90% complete

Senegal

http://bit.ly/2aP7FN4

35.5% live births and 10.1% deaths. Source is not civil registration but considered reliable by UN Stats.

South Africa 

http://bit.ly/2aP7FN4

Incomplete– live births and deaths less than 90%

South Sudan

 

Don’t know

Swaziland

http://bit.ly/2aP7FN4

32.5% live births and 18.0% deaths. Source is not civil registration but considered reliable by UN Stats.

Tanzania 

 

Don’t know – information unavailable

Tanzania, Zanzibar

 

Don’t know

Uganda 

 

Incomplete – 13.8% for deaths and unknown estimate for live births. Source is not civil registration but considered reliable by UN Stats.

Ukraine

http://bit.ly/2aP7FN4

Complete – live births and deaths are over 90%

Yemen 

 

Incomplete – live births and deaths estimated less than 90% complete

Zambia

http://bit.ly/2aP7FN4

35.4% live births and 13.1% deaths. Source is not civil registration but considered reliable by UN Stats.

Zimbabwe

http://bit.ly/2aP7FN4

Information unavailable for live births. 17.2% for deaths. Source is not civil registration but considered reliable by UN Stats.

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