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Evaluating the Quality of National Mortality Statistics from Civil Registration in South Africa, 1997-2007

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


Background:Two World Health Organization comparative assessments rated the quality of South Africa's 1996 mortality data as low. Since then, focussed initiatives were introduced to improve civil registration and vital statistics. Furthermore, South African cause-of-death data are widely used by research and international development agencies as the basis for making estimates of cause-specific mortality in many African countries. It is hence important to assess the quality of more recent South...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
Source: PLOS ONE (Public Library of Science)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0064592
Access Rights: Open Access


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