Importance of Vital Statistics
Vital Statistics are quantitative measurements on live births, deaths, foetal deaths, infant deaths, fertility and so on.
· Vital Statistics are essential for conducting demographic studies on human community during specific time period.
· Vital Statistics play an important role in the development of a country especially in heath care.
· They are of great use in planning and evaluation of socio-economic and public health development of a country.
· They help to identify factors relating to fluctuations in mortality and fertility rates.
· Maternal and infant mortality are important indications of nation’s health, thereby influencing the government to develop policies, funding of programs to maintain quality of health care. Timely documentation of births and deaths is essential to maintain high quality indices.
· They are also of great use for comparison of health indicators at national and international levels.
· They are useful in medical and demographical, actuarial studies and research.
· They are of great use to the government to assess the impact of various family welfare programmes implemented in a country.
· Vital Statistics reflect the changing pattern of the population of any region, community or country in terms of vital events.
· Vital Statistics help to compare two different regions or communities or countries with respect to public health based on vital events.