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Registration

Definition

Registration is the act of formally registering an event at a civil registration office. At this point, details of the event are entered into the official civil register by the Registrar.

Description

If the birth or death notification passes all of the validation criteria, the Registrar accepts the record and it is deemed registered. 

At this point, details of the vital event are entered into the official civil register by the Registrar.

The cause of death information1 may be part of the civil registration of death or it may be collected as a supplemental statistical item. Cause of death information is best collected from the physician or medical attendant at death, or the coroner or medical examiner who handled the body. If the cause of death is part of the civil registration process, the part of the death record pertaining to the cause of death should be completed by the medical certifier. 



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1 Topic 4 on Death Certification and Cause of Death explains in detail the importance of death information, common problems with death certification and key actions to improve cause of death information. 

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