The purpose of this document is to serve as a guidance tool for producing vital statistics reports from civil registration systems. It is intended especially for countries that have little or no prior experience with preparing such reports. The tool may also serve as a standardized approach for continental and international reporting. It was prepared by Statistics Norway.
The tool has two parts:
1) Part one: Guidelines that explain how the template may be used and that provide support when writing a vital statistics report.
2) Part two: A template outline for a vital statistics report with specifications on what should be included.
*Please note that these Guidelines have been updated. Users can find the updated version here.