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pen culture system
Description

System of fish culture in an enclosure made of any screening material attached to poles staked to the seabed.


Source : Environment
Source Detail : Compendium of Environment Statistics
perinatal deaths
Description

Refer to stillbirths and deaths of infants aged less than 1 week.


Source : Population and Demography
Source Detail : Vital Statistics, Malaysia
permanent reserved forest (PRF)
Description

Any land (forested and non-forested land) that has been enacted or deemed  PRF  for  forestry  purposes  under  Sections  7,  8  and  9,  the National Forestry Act.
 


Source : Environment
Source Detail : Compendium of Environment Statistics
pesticide
Description
Any substance or mixture of substances that is used to prevent, destroy or control pests-including vectors of human  or animal disease, and unwanted species of plants or animals. Pesticides may cause harm during, or otherwise interfere with, the production, processing, storage, transport of marketing food, agricultural commodities, wood and wood products or feedstuff or that may be administered to animals so as to control insects, arachnids or other pets in or on their bodies.
Source : Environment
Source Detail : Compendium of Enviroment Statistics
pH value
Description

Measure of the acidity for alkalinity of  a liquid. A pH value in the range of 0 to 7 indicates acidity, a pH value in the range of 7 to 14 indicates alkalinity, and a pH value of 7 signifies neutrality.


Source : Environment
Source Detail : Compendium of Enviroment Statistics
planting of medicinal plants
Description

Species of plants that have medicinal value and cultivated fields.


Source : Environment
Source Detail : Compendium of Environment Statistics
pollutant
Description

Substances that is present in concentration that may harm organisms (humans, plants and animals) or exceed an environmental quality standard. The term is frequently used synonymously with contaminant.


Source : Environment
Source Detail : Compendium of Enviroment Statistics
population coverage
Description

All household members will be asked to provide information:

(i). relationship to the head of household;

(ii). sex;

(iii). age;

(iv). ethnic and citizenship;

(v). marital status; and

(vi). educational attainment.

For those aged 15 years and over, their activity status either employed, unemployed or outside labour force will be determined.


Source : Labour Force and Social Statistics
Source Detail : Labour Force Survey Report
population density
Description 1

The density of persons per square kilometre was calculated as the ratio of the population of a given geographic area to the number of square kilometres for the same area. Calculated as:


Source : Population and Demography
Source Detail : General Report Of The Population And Housing Census
Description 2

Total number of inhabitants per square unit of surface area.


Source : Environment
Source Detail : Compendium of Environment Statistics
portfolio investment income
Description

This category comprises income transactions between residents and non-resident and is derived from holdings of shares, bonds, notes and money market instruments.


Source : External Sector
Source Detail : Report On The Survey Of International Investment And Services