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Table 1 Number of births recorded 5 years preceding the 2010 census and population under 5 years in 2010, Malaysia and Sabah

From: Deficiency in civil registration and vital statistics reporting in remote areas: the case of Sabah, Malaysia

  Malaysia Sabah
Births in 2005 474,473 47,160
Births in 2006 472,698 46,142
Births in 2007 479,647 47,017
Births in 2008 493,203 50,272
Births in 2009 501,644 52,782
Births in 2010 491,239 54,134
Births 5 years preceding the census 2,430,048 246,860
2010 census (total population, including non-citizens)
(i) Population under 5 years 2,426,957 335,943
(ii) Infant and toddler deaths over 5 years 20,112 1055
(i) + (ii) 2,447,069
(99.3%)
336,998
(73.3%)
2010 census (citizen population)   
(iii) Population under 5 years 2,290,776 251,806
(iv) Infant and toddler deaths over 5 years (it may be presumed that most infant and toddler deaths among non-citizens were not reported) 20,112 1055
(iii) + (iv) 2,310,888
(105.2%)
252,861
(97.6%)
  1. Sources: Vital statistics, Malaysia, 2020; Vital statistics time series, Malaysia, 2000–2009; Population and housing census of Malaysia: Population distribution and basic demographic characteristics, 2010 (DOSM, 2011b, 2015, 2020f)