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Validity and completeness of death reporting and registration in a rural district of Vietnam.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14640146     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
AIMS: Assessment was made of the validity of mortality estimates based on data collected during 1999-2000 by quarterly follow-up visits and compared with other methods (re-census, communal death registration, and neighbourhood survey). METHODS: This study was carried out within a longitudinal epidemiological laboratory in Bavi, District, Vietnam (called FilaBavi), covering a sample of 11,089 households with 51,024 inhabitants. Deaths within FilaBavi during 1999-2000 were collected by four methods and compared: quarterly household follow-ups, the re-census carried out in 2001, the Commune Population Registration System (CPRS), and a neighbourhood survey. RESULTS: Within these four methods, a total of 471 deaths were detected in the FilaBavi sample. Quarterly household follow-ups detected 470 deaths (99.8%). The re-census missed 19 deaths, of which eight were infants, and two-thirds of the missed deaths fell in 1999. The CPRS missed 89 cases (19%), the majority being infant and elderly deaths. The neighbourhood survey over-reported deaths. CONCLUSIONS: Quarterly follow-ups were the best method for death registration. The re-census approach was less complete, with problems of recall bias. The completeness and quality of death registration by CPRS was low, especially for infant and elderly mortality.
Tran Quang Huy; Nguyen Hoang Long; Dinh Phuong Hoa; Peter Byass; Bo Ericksson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Validation Studies    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scandinavian journal of public health. Supplement     Volume:  62     ISSN:  1403-4956     ISO Abbreviation:  Scand J Public Health Suppl     Publication Date:  2003  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-11-25     Completed Date:  2004-03-17     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100883504     Medline TA:  Scand J Public Health Suppl     Country:  Norway    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  12-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
UongBi General Hospital, Uong Bi, Vietnam.
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MeSH Terms
Age Distribution
Child, Preschool
Death Certificates*
Infant Mortality / trends
Infant, Newborn
Middle Aged
Mortality* / trends
Population Surveillance / methods*
Reproducibility of Results
Rural Population / statistics & numerical data*,  trends
Sex Distribution
Vietnam / epidemiology

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