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The official legal document that records details of a live birth, i.e., date, place of birth, the sex of the baby, parents' identity, and additional information, such as birth order, birth weight, and whether the birth was medically attended and vaginal or cesarean. Birth certificates are the source for vital statistics on birth rates, infant and neonatal mortality rates, and various other statistical data.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.

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