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Abstract
The Vital Statistics Output Branch (VSOB) supply birth and death registration data, which includes date of birth or death, cause of death, and usual postcode of residence.
Main Topics/Subject Category
Birth and death
Variables
N/A
Keywords
Births, deaths, population, England, Wales, postcode, cause of death
Identifier Variables
Postcode
Economic/Subject Categories
Demographics
Area of Health System
Other
Data collecting organization (s)
ONS
Data Type
Administrative
National/Regional
National
Coverage (date of field work)
1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004,  2005, 2006
Unit of Analysis
Individual
Sample
Individual birth and death records for England and Wales residents
Availability
ONS
Conditions of Access
Free access
Link
http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/d[…]and+Death+Registration+data
Contact
access2data@ons.gsi.gov.uk.
Publications
Anand D and Pharoah POD. Errors in registered birth weight and its implications for mortality statistics. Arch Dis Child 2000; 83: 397–400