Definition: Live birth

EU legislation

The birth of a child who breathes or shows any other evidence of life, such as beating of the heart, pulsation of the umbilical cord or definite movement of voluntary muscles, regardless of gestational age.
European Union, Regulation (EU) No 1260/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 November 2013 on European demographic statistics, Official Journal of the European Union No L 330, 10.12.2013, p. 39 - 43

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