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Cause-specific mortality estimates for Malaysia in 2013: results from a national sample verification study using medical record review and verbal autopsy

Omar, Azahadi; Ganapathy, Shubash Shander; Anuar, Mohamad Fuad Mohamad; Khoo, Yi Yi; Jeevananthan, Chandrika; Maria Awaluddin, S.; Yn, Jane Ling Miaw; Rao, Chalapati


Background: Mortality indicators are essential for monitoring population health. Although Malaysia has a functional death registration system, the quality of information on causes of death still needs improvement, since approximately 30% of deaths are classified to poorly defined causes. This study was conducted to verify registered causes in a sample of deaths in 2013 and utilise the findings to estimate cause-specific mortality indicators for Malaysia in 2013. Methods: This is a...[Show more]

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Date published: 2019-01-24
Type: Journal article
Source: BMC Public Health
DOI: 10.1186/s12889-018-6384-7


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