Vital Statistics, by Country or Area: 2000 to 2010

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The Statistical Abstract files are distributed by the US Census Department as Microsoft Excel files. These files have data mixed with notes and references, multiple tables per sheet, and, worst of all, the table headers are not easily matched to their rows and columns.

A few files had extraneous characters in the title. These were corrected to be consistent. A few files have a sheet of crufty gibberish in the first slot. The sheet order was shuffled but no data were changed.

The tables that were changed (this is table 1305):

0166 0257 0362 0429 0445 0446 0459 0461 0462 0464 0465 0466 0467
0469 0479 0480 0481 0482 0483 0484 0485 0486 0487 0559 0628 0629
1144 1227 1231

This dataset consists of a table of 230 rows and 47 columns.

This is table 1305 from the US Statistical Abstract about the topic Vital Statistics, by Country or Area: 2000 to 2010


  1. Number of births during 1 year per 1,000 persons (based on midyear
  2. Number of deaths during 1 year per 1,000 persons (based on midyear
  3. Number of deaths of children under 1 year of age per 1,000 live
    births in a calendar year.
  4. Average number of children that would be born if all women lived to
    the end of their childbearing years and, at each year of age, they
    experienced the birth rates occurring in the specified year.
  5. With the establishment of diplomatic relations with China on January 1,
    1979, the U.S. government recognized the People’s Republic of China as the
    sole legal government of China and acknowledged the Chinese position that
    there is only one China and that Taiwan is part of China.
  6. “Congo” is the official short-form name for both the Republic of Congo
    and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. To distinguish one from the other
    the U.S. Dept. of State adds the capital in parenthese. This practice is
    unofficial and provisional.
  7. France now includes the overseas departments of French Guiana, Guadeloupe,
    Martinique, and Reunion.


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