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The statistics cover all births by women living in Denmark at the time of the birth.
The statistics contains information about live births and stillbirths by sex and age, ancestry and municipality of the mother. Furthermore the children have information about the birth weight and birth length and whether they were a part of a multiple birth.
Daily deliveries from the Central Population Register (CPR) and yearly delivery from Statens Serum Institut (SSI) are basis for the statistics.
Data isn't checked for errors.
Municipalities, regions, ministries, the media and private individuals are using the statistics for public and private purposes and as input to the public debate
Accuracy and reliability
The statistics are based on the Central Population Register (CPR). The quality of the data is very high.
The data from Statens Serum Institute is also of a high quality.
Timeliness and punctuality
The statistics concerning births is published app. 45 days after the ending of the year.
Information concerning the weight, length, multiple births and stillbirths are received from Statens Serum Institut (SSI) and are published very irregular.
The statistics is comparable over time.
Accessibility and clarity
News from Statistics Denmark and the Statbank.
Yearly publications: Vital statistics, Statistical Yearbook and Statistical ten-year review.