See United Nations Statistical Office, Handbook of Vital Statistics Methods (1955); R. Pressat, Demographic Analysis (tr. 1972).
A useful by-product of birth and death registration are official certificates of those events. These certificates serve as prima facie evidence of that event.
In slang it can also refer to bust-waist-hip measurement (BWH)
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