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Mortality and causes of death in Jordan 1995-96: assessment by verbal autopsy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10516786     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Mortality indicators and causes of death in Jordan were assessed by verbal autopsy. A random sample of 100 clusters of ca. 300 households each were monitored for one year by notification assistants selected from the study area itself. Registered deaths were reported to research assistants who visited the family to complete the verbal autopsy form, which was structured and contained about 100 questions. Causes of death were determined by two physicians according to preset algorithms. A total of 965 deaths were reported among 198,989 persons, giving a crude death rate of 5 per 1000 population per year. The three leading causes of death were diseases of the circulatory system, malignancies and accidents. In the absence of a health information system, verbal autopsy as implemented in Jordan can serve as a reliable substitute.
This paper presents an assessment of mortality indicators and causes of death in Jordan during 1995-96 using verbal autopsy. A random sample of 200,000 subjects were divided into 100 clusters, with each cluster representing 1300 households. Two physicians determined the causes of death. Registered deaths were reported by the completion of a verbal autopsy form, which was structured and contained some 100 questions. Among 198,989 persons, 965 deaths were reported, indicating a crude death rate of 5 per 1000 population per year. The three leading causes of death were diseases of the circulatory system, malignancies, and accidents.
Authors:
S A Khoury; D Massad; T Fardous
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Bulletin of the World Health Organization     Volume:  77     ISSN:  0042-9686     ISO Abbreviation:  Bull. World Health Organ.     Publication Date:  1999  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-10-21     Completed Date:  1999-10-21     Revised Date:  2009-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7507052     Medline TA:  Bull World Health Organ     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  641-50     Citation Subset:  IM; J    
Affiliation:
Department of Community Medicine, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Aged
Autopsy*
Cause of Death*
Child
Child, Preschool
Female
Humans
Infant
Infant, Newborn
Jordan
Male
Middle Aged
Mortality*
Pregnancy

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