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Continuous monitoring of child mortality from clinic records.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2709479     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A simple method is described for estimating childhood mortality when mothers are seen at or soon after a birth. The main bias in the method arises from omission of reports from mothers not contacted in the immediate postnatal period. Recent work indicates that the key question on the survival of the preceding born child might be usefully included in household surveys. A comparison between data from Tari, Papua New Guinea on childhood mortality collected as part of a regular community surveillance scheme and the results from asking the supplementary question in clinics indicates that the simpler preceding birth technique appears to give good results quickly and cheaply.
H Pickering; P H David; A G Hill
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of tropical medicine and hygiene     Volume:  92     ISSN:  0022-5304     ISO Abbreviation:  J Trop Med Hyg     Publication Date:  1989 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-06-02     Completed Date:  1989-06-02     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0406044     Medline TA:  J Trop Med Hyg     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  71-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
PNG Institute of Medical Research, Papua New Guinea.
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MeSH Terms
Actuarial Analysis
Child, Preschool
Data Collection / economics,  methods
Infant Mortality
Medical Records*
Papua New Guinea
Population Surveillance

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