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The number of an offspring in a sibship, counting the first as 1, the second as 2, and so on, usually including only live births. In demographic studies, stillbirths and miscarriages are sometimes also counted because their number may be medically and/or socially relevant.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology — Science and Mathematics.

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