|Source||Instituto Nacional De Estadistica y Censo (INEC)|
|Release||Vital Statistics: Births|
|Birth Rate||2016||19.53||19.85||# per Ths. pop.||Annual|
|Death Rate||2016||5.02||5||# per Ths. pop.||Annual|
For Panama, annual count of live births, for the country and subnational areas.
The source writes:
The Comptroller General of the Republic, through the National Institute of Statistics and Census (INEC), offers this time, the publication Vital Statistics: Volume III Defunciones with information regarding the events in the Republic (of Panama). For the presentation of the information contained in this bulletin, INEC has followed the "Principles and Recommendations for a Vital Statistics System" of the United Nations. Death is described as the permanent disappearance of all signs of life, whatever the time since live birth (postnatal cessation of vital functions without the possibility of resuscitation).
The source writes:
For the classification of the causes of fetal death, use the "Manual of International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, Tenth Revision, published by the World Health Organization. The data are classified according to the residence of the mother in the major geographic divisions (provinces, indigenous regions and districts). It also includes explanations, definitions and formulas used more frequently in the data classification to facilitate the handling and interpretation of the figures.
The NPRI requires the support of the general population to report and declare, accurately, the vital facts in this case, live births and fetal deaths, because the statistics are used by the state for planning, implementation and evaluation of programs to improve the quality of life of people and socioeconomic conditions of the country
From October 1979 include births and deaths of the resident population in the Canal Zone that had reverted to the Republic. In 2000 all public places in the Canal Zone to Panamanian jurisdiction passed. Until 1959, excludes births and deaths of the resident population in Indian villages, except for the provinces of Bocas del Toro and Darien.
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