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Fertility database (discontinued)

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Population and Education, Social Statistics
Lisbeth Harbo
+45 3917 3294

lhb@dst.dk

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Fertility database (discontinued)

The fertility database contain information on births and the relation between children and their parents.

Statistical presentation

These statistics are a yearly measurement of the number of newborn and the number of births, both live and stillborn. The average weight ant length are also published. These statistics are grouped by sex and type of birth, e.g. twin birth.

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Statistical processing

Data from administrative sources are collected, matched and validated, before simple summarization, grouping and calculation of averages.

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Relevance

Public interest in knowledge about families and births. Medical and social science research.

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Accuracy and reliability

These statistics are based on administrative registers that are considered to almost fully the entire population. However, weight and length information is missing for up to half the stillborn.

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Timeliness and punctuality

These statistics are published approximately nine months after the end of the reference year. These statistics are published without delay, with reference to the announced time of publication in the release calendar.

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Comparability

There is comparability over time for the published period. There are small differences in relation to the Medical Birth Register and the number of live born in the population statistics.

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Accessibility and clarity

These statistics are published yearly in a Danish press release, at the same time as the tables are updated in the StatBank. In the StatBank, these statistics can be found under Births.

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