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Selected Vital Statistics and Health Status Indicators
One Hundred Thirty-Second Annual Report 2003
Vital Statistics Agency

The Vital Statistics Agency Annual Report 2003 is available to download as a pdf file in whole or in sections as indicated below. Tables and figures (except maps) are available in xls (Excel) format to download. Information boxes are included in the PDF files in the appropriate sections.

Annual Report 2003
(Entire Document)
  Table of Contents File Type
  Foreword PDF
I. Introduction PDF
  Figure 1 Local Health Area Map, British Columbia (map)  
  Figure 2 Health Authority and Health Service Delivery Area, British Columbia (map)  
II. Trends In Vital Events PDF
  Table 1 Live Births, Deaths, Marriages and Stillbirths, British Columbia, 1950-2003 xls
  Figure 3 Crude Rates of Live Births, Deaths, Marriages and Stillbirths,
British Columbia, 1950-2003
xls
  Table 2 Natural Population Increases, British Columbia and Canada, 1950-2003 xls
  Figure 4 Natural Population Increases, British Columbia and Canada, 1950-2003 xls
  Table 3 Total Fertility Rates, British Columbia and Canada, 1950-2003 xls
  Figure 5 Total Fertility Rates and Number of Live Births, British Columbia, 1986-2003 xls
  Figure 6 Live Births by Age of Mother, British Columbia, 1986-2003 xls
  Figure 7 Multiple Births as a Percentage of Live Births, British Columbia, 1986-2003 xls
  Figure 8 Low Birth Weight Live Births, British Columbia, 1986-2003 xls
  Figure 9 Low Birth Weight Live Births for Mother Aged 35+,
British Columbia, 1986-2003
xls
  Figure 10 Cesarean Sections, British Columbia, 1986-2003 xls
  Figure 11 Cesarean Sections by Health Service Delivery Area, British Columbia, 2003 xls
  Figure 12 Cesarean Sections by Age of Mother, British Columbia, 1986-2003 xls
  Table 4 Infant Mortality, British Columbia and Canada, 1965-2003 xls
  Figure 13 Infant Mortality, British Columbia, 1986-2003 xls
  Figure 14 Infant Mortality by Age of Mother, British Columbia, 1986-2003 xls
  Figure 15 Percentage of Infant Mortality by Age of Mother, British Columbia, 2003 xls
  Figure 16 Deaths and Death Rates, All Causes of Death, British Columbia, 1986-2003 xls
  Figure 17 Average Age at Death, British Columbia, 1986-2003 xls
  Figure 18 Deaths and Death Rates, Malignant Neoplasms (Cancer), British Columbia, 1986-2003 xls
  Figure 19 Deaths and Death Rates, Malignant Neoplasm of Lung, British Columbia, 1986-2003 xls
  Figure 20 Death Rates by Gender, Malignant Neoplasm of Lung, British Columbia, 1986-2003 xls
  Figure 21 Deaths and Death Rates, Endocrine, Nutritional and Metabolic Diseases, British Columbia,1986-2003 xls
  Figure 22 Deaths and Death Rates, Diabetes Mellitus, British Columbia, 1986-2003 xls
  Figure 23 Deaths and Death Rates, Nervous System Diseases, British Columbia,
1986-2003
xls
  Figure 24 Deaths and Death Rates, Cardiovascular Disease, British Columbia,
1986-2003
xls
  Figure 25 Deaths and Death Rates, Cerebrovascular Diseases, British Columbia,
1986-2003
xls
  Figure 26 Deaths and Death Rates, Motor Vehicle Accidents, British Columbia,
1986-2003
xls
  Table 5 Age of First and All Marriages, British Columbia, 1977-2003 xls
  Figure 27 Age of First and All Marriages, British Columbia, 1977-2003 xls
  Table 6 Live Births, Deaths, Marriages and Stillbirths by Month,
British Columbia, 2003
xls
  Figure 28 Live Births, Deaths, Marriages and Stillbirths by Month,
British Columbia, 2003
xls
III. Birth-related Statistics PDF
  Table 7 Births by Age of Mother and Live Births by Birth Order,
British Columbia, 2003
xls
  Table 8 Live Births by Age of Father, Age of Mother and Out-of-Wedlock,
British Columbia, 2003
xls
  Table 9 Live Births by Age of Mother and Kind of Birth, British Columbia, 2003 xls
  Table 10 Live Birth Fertility Rates by Local Health Area, British Columbia,
1998-2002 and 2003
xls
  Figure 29 Live Birth Teenage Fertility Rates by Local Health Area, British Columbia, 1998-2002 (map)  
  Table 11 Live Births by Mode of Delivery and Age of Mother, British Columbia, 2003 xls
  Table 12 Live Births by Local Health Area and Mode of Delivery,
British Columbia, 2003
xls
  Figure 30 Cesarean Deliveries of Live Born Infants by Local Health Area,
British Columbia, 2003 (map)
 
  Table 13 Live Births by Birth Weight, Gender, and Gestational Age,
British Columbia, 2003
xls
  Table 14 Live Births by Birth Weight and Age of Mother, British Columbia, 2003 xls
  Table 15 Low Birth Weight Live Births by Age of Mother and Gender,
British Columbia, 2003
xls
  Figure 31 Low Birth Weight Live Births by Age of Mother, British Columbia, 2003 xls
  Table 16 Low Birth Weight Live Births by Local Health Area and Gestational Age, British Columbia, 1998-2002 and 2003 xls
  Figure 32 Low Birth Weight Live Births by Local Health Area, British Columbia,
1998-2002 (map)
 
  Table 17 Selected Maternal Complications of Pregnancy and Delivery in Live Births
by Age of Mother, British Columbia, 1998-2002 and 2003
xls
  Table 18 Maternal Complications of Pregnancy and Delivery in Live Births by
Local Health Area, British Columbia, 1998-2002 and 2003
xls
  Figure 33 Maternal Complications of Pregnancy and Delivery in Live Births by Local Health Area, British Columbia, 1998-2002 and 2003 xls
  Table 19 Perinatal Complications in Live Births by Age of Mother, British Columbia,
1998-2002 and 2003
xls
  Table 20 Perinatal Complications in Live Births by Local Health Area,
British Columbia, 1998-2002 and 2003
xls
  Figure 34 Perinatal Complications in Live Births by Local Health Area,
British Columbia, 1998-2002 (map)
 
IV. Death-related Statistics PDF
  Table 21 Causes of Death by Gender and Age, British Columbia, 2003 xls
  Table 22 Twelve Leading Causes of Death, British Columbia, 1998-2002 and 2003 xls
  Figure 35 Twelve Leading Causes of Death, British Columbia, 2003 xls
  Table 23 Leading Causes of Death by Age and Gender, British Columbia, 2003 xls
  Table 24 Infant Mortality by Age of Mother and Birth Weight, British Columbia, 2003 xls
  Table 25 Infant Mortality by Gestational Age and Birth Weight, British Columbia, 2003 xls
  Table 26 Infant Mortality by Local Health Area, British Columbia, 1998-2002 and 2003 xls
  Figure 36 Infant Mortality by Local Health Area, British Columbia, 1998-2002 (map)  
  Table 27 Selected Causes of Infant Deaths and Stillbirths, British Columbia, 2003 xls
  Table 28 Deaths Due to HIV Disease by Gender and Age Group, British Columbia, 1988-2003 xls
  Figure 37 Deaths Due to HIV Disease by Age Group, British Columbia, 1998-2003 xls
  Table 29 Deaths Due to HIV Disease by Health Service Delivery Area,
British Columbia, 1988-2003
xls
  Table 30 External Causes of Death by Gender, British Columbia, 2003 xls
  Table 31 External Causes of Death by Local Health Area, British Columbia, 2003 xls
  Table 32 Suicide Deaths by Month and Gender, British Columbia, 2003 xls
  Table 33 Standardized Mortality Ratio - All Causes of Death by Local Health Area,
British Columbia, 1998-2002 and 2003
xls
  Figure 38 All Causes of Death by Local Health Area, British Columbia,
1998-2002 (map)
 
  Table 34 Potential Years of Life Lost and Age Standardized Mortality Rates by
Selected Causes of Death, British Columbia, 2003
xls
  Figure 39 Potential Years of Life Lost and Age Standardized Mortality Rates by
Selected Causes of Death, British Columbia, 2003
xls
  Table 35 Potential Years of Life Lost by Age Group and Major Causes of Death
(Age Under 75 Years), British Columbia, 2003
xls
  Figure 40 Potential Years of Life Lost Standardized Rates by Age Group and Gender,
Major Causes of Death (Age Under 75 Years), British Columbia, 2003
xls
  Table 36 Potential Years of Life Lost by Local Health Area, External Causes of Death
(Age Under 75 Years), British Columbia, 1998-2002 and 2003
xls
  Figure 41 External Causes of Death by Local Health Area (Age Under 75 Years),
British Columbia, 1998-2002 (map)
 
  Table 37 Deaths Due to Medically Treatable Diseases by Selected Causes and
Gender, British Columbia, 1998-2002 and 2003
xls
  Table 38 Standardized Mortality Ratio by Local Health Area, Deaths Due to Medically
Treatable Diseases, British Columbia, 1998-2002 and 2003
xls
  Figure 42 Deaths Due to Medically Treatable Diseases by Local Health Area,
British Columbia, 1998-2002 (map)
 
  Table 39 Alcohol-related Deaths by Cause, British Columbia, 1998-2002 and 2003 xls
  Figure 43 Alcohol-related Deaths by Cause, British Columbia, 2003 xls
  Table 40 Alcohol-related Deaths by Age and Gender, British Columbia, 2003 xls
  Table 41 Standardized Mortality Ratio by Local Health Area, Alcohol-related Deaths,
British Columbia, 1998-2002 and 2003
xls
  Figure 44 Alcohol-related Deaths by Local Health Area, British Columbia,
1998-2002 (map)
 
  Table 42 Smoking-attributable Mortality, British Columbia, 2003 xls
  Figure 45 Smoking-attributable Mortality by Selected Causes and Gender,
British Columbia, 2003
xls
  Table 43 Drug-induced Deaths by Age and Gender, British Columbia, 2003 xls
  Table 44 Drug-induced Deaths by Cause, British Columbia, 1998-2002 and 2003 xls
  Figure 46 Drug-induced Deaths by Cause, British Columbia, 2003 xls
  Table 45 Standardized Mortality Ratio by Local Health Area, Drug-induced Deaths,
British Columbia, 1998-2002 and 2003
xls
  Figure 47 Drug-induced Deaths by Local Health Area, British Columbia,
1998-2002 (map)
 
  Table 46 Method of Disposition of Decedent, British Columbia, 1986-2003 xls
V. Marriage-related Statistics PDF
  Table 47 Marriages by Marital Status, British Columbia, 2003 xls
  Table 48 Marriages by Age, British Columbia, 2003 xls
  Table 49 Religious Representatives on Register and Marriages Performed by
Religious Denomination, British Columbia, 2003
xls
  Table 50 Marriage Commissioners on Register by Type and Marriages Performed,
British Columbia, 2003
xls
VI. Information Boxes  
    On a Typical Day in British Columbia in 2003 PDF
    Most Chosen First Names for Babies in 2003 PDF
    Popular Names for Babies, British Columbia,
1950, 1960, 1970, 1980, and 1990
PDF
    Trends in Cesarean Section Deliveries PDF
    Birth Attendants in British Columbia, 1998-2003 PDF
    Health Indicators for the Status Indian Population in British Columbia PDF
    Dementia Related Deaths in British Columbia, 1986-2003 PDF
    Deaths Aged 100+ by Health Service Delivery Area,
British Columbia, 1986-2003
PDF
    Age at Death of the Oldest Male and Female, British Columbia, 1986-2003 PDF
    British Columbia Resident Deaths Including Alberta, 1998-2002 PDF
    Method of Disposition by Decedent's Local Health Area of Residence,
British Columbia, 2003
PDF
    Who Gets Married in British Columbia? PDF
    Usual Residence of Persons Married in British Columbia in 2003,
Opposite Sex Marriages
PDF
    Usual Residence of Persons Married in British Columbia in 2003,
Same Sex Marriages
PDF
  Glossary Terms, Methods, and Computational Examples PDF
  References British Columbia Vital Statistics Agency Reports and Publications PDF
  Appendix 1: Statistics Summaries by Health Authority, Health Service Delivery Area, Local Health Area, and Community, British Columbia, 2003 PDF
  Appendix 2: Detailed Cause of Death by Gender and Age PDF
  Appendix 3: Selected Health Status Indicators by Local Health Area,
Health Service Delivery Area, and Health Authority, British Columbia, 1999-2003
PDF
  Table A Summary Statistics by Local Health Area, British Columbia, 1999-2003 xls
  Table B Mortality Statistics by Local Health Area, British Columbia, 1999-2003 xls 
  Table C Summary Statistics by Health Service Delivery Area, British Columbia,
1999-2003
xls  
  Table D Mortality Statistics by Health Service Delivery Area, British Columbia,
1999-2003
xls  
  Table E Summary Statistics by Health Authority, British Columbia, 1999-2003 xls 
  Table F Mortality Statistics by Health Authority, British Columbia, 1999-2003 xls