National Records of Scotland

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Vital Events Reference Tables 2007

Vital Events Reference Tables 2007

Section 1: Summary

Age Standardisation

A straight comparison of crude rates between areas may prevent a misleading picture because of differences in the sex and age structure of the respective populations. The technique of standardisation has been used in certain tables to remedy this. In general, standardisation involves a comparison of the actual number of events occuring in an area with the aggregate number expected if the age/sex specific rates in the standard population were applied to the age/sex groups of the observed population. The results have been expressed either as standardised rates (Tables 1.3 and Table 1.4) or as standardised mortality ratios (SMRs) where the standard rate (for Scotland or the United Kingdom) equals 100 (Table 1.5 and Table 1.7).

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Population and vital events, Scotland, 1855 to 2007
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Births, stillbirths, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships, numbers and rates, Scotland, quarterly, 1996 to 2007
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Estimated population, births, stillbirths, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships, numbers and rates, by administrative area, Scotland, 2007
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Births, deaths and death rates, by administrative area, resident and not resident in Scotland, 2007
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Standardised mortality ratios (based on Scotland experience) for selected causes, by administrative area, Scotland, 2007
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International populations and vital statistics rates, selected countries, latest available figures
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Summary comparisons with other countries of the United Kingdom
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