Sustainable Development Goals - 17 Goals to Transform our World

Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development

Indicator 17.19.2: Proportion of countries that (a) have conducted at least one population and housing census in the last 10 years; and (b) have achieved 100 per cent birth registration and 80 per cent death registration

Has the US completed at least one population and housing census in the last 10 years? Has the US achieved 100 percent birth registration and at least 80 percent death registration?

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This table provides metadata for the actual indicator available from US statistics closest to the corresponding global SDG indicator. Please note that even when the global SDG indicator is fully available from US statistics, this table should be consulted for information on national methodology and other US-specific metadata information.

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U.S. method of computation Periodicity of housing census is measured by the decennial census program of the U.S. Bureau of the Census. Rate of coverage of birth records and death records is measured by the Vital Health Statistics Program of the National Center for Health Statistics of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as measured by percentage coverage of prior year vital events.
Comments and limitations Birth registry in the US is greater than 99 percent.
Date metadata updated February 2018 (Kali Kong)
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This table provides information on metadata for SDG indicators as defined by the UN Statistical Commission. Complete global metadata is provided by the UN Statistics Division.

Indicator name Proportion of countries that (a) have conducted at least one population and housing census in the last 10 years and (b) have achieved 100 per cent birth registration and 80 per cent death registration
Target name By 2030, build on existing initiatives to develop measurements of progress on sustainable development that complement gross domestic product, and support statistical capacity-building in developing countries.
Global indicator description
UN designated tier 1
UN custodial agency UNSD (Partnering Agencies: UNFPA, DESA Population Division, other involved agencies in the interagency group on CRVS)
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Organisation SSP/OIRA/OMB/EOP
Agency Staff Name Jennifer Park
Agency Survey Dataset SSP/OIRA/OMB/EOP
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