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Table 1 Civil registration as a source for data on live births and deaths submitted to the United Nations between 1996 and 2010 by various sub-Sahara African Nations

From: Health and demographic surveillance systems: a step towards full civil registration and vital statistics system in sub-Sahara Africa?

Country Data on live births Data on deaths
Source of data VRS? Level of completeness* Year of reference Source of data VRS? Level of completeness* Year of reference
Botswana Yes <90% 2006 Yes <90% 2007
Cape Verde Yes >90% 2010 Yes >90% 2010
Congo Yes <90% 2004 No - -
Djibouti Yes <90% 1996 No - -
Ghana Yes <90% 2008 No - -
Kenya Yes <90% 2009 Yes <90% 2009
Lesotho Yes <90% 1996 No - -
Mali Yes <90% 2001 No - -
Mauritius Yes >90% 2010 Yes >90% 2010
Reunion Yes >90% 2007 Yes >90% 2007
Rwanda Yes <90% 2009 Yes <90% 2009
Seychelles Yes >90% 2010 Yes >90% 2010
South Africa Yes <90% 2009 Yes <90% 2009
Zambia Yes <90% 2006 Yes <90% 2006
  1. * > 90% = More than 90% of the events covered; <90% = Less than 90% of the events covered.
  2. Note:
  3. · The UN used the latest data available from each country (data was from 1996 – 2010) to generate indicators on live births and deaths.
  4. · These statistics are based on country self-reported information.
  5. Source: http://unstats.un.org/unsd/demographic/products/vitstats/Sets/Series_A_2012.pdf.