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Characteristics, availability and uses of vital registration and other mortality data sources in post-democracy South Africa

Joubert, Jane; Rao, Chalapati; Bradshaw, Debbie; Dorrington, Rob E; Vos, Theo; Lopez, Alan D.


The value of good-quality mortality data for public health is widely acknowledged. While effective civil registration systems remains the 'gold standard' source for continuous mortality measurement, less than 25% of deaths are registered in most African countries. Alternative data collection systems can provide mortality data to complement those from civil registration, given an understanding of data source characteristics and data quality. We aim to document mortality data sources in...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Global Health Action
DOI: 10.3402/gha.v5i0.19263
Access Rights: Open Access


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