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Mortality in the Democratic Republic of Congo: a nationwide survey

Coghlan, Benjamin; Brennan, Richard J; Ngoy, Pascal; Dofara, David; Otto, Brad; Clements, Mark; Stewart, Tony

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Background: Commencing in 1998, the war in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been a humanitarian disaster, but has drawn little response from the international community. To document rates and trends in mortality and provide recommendations for political and humanitarian interventions, we did a nationwide mortality survey during April-July, 2004. Methods: We used a stratified three-stage, household-based cluster sampling technique. Of 511 health zones, 49 were excluded because of insecurity,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/23296
Source: Lancet, The (UK edition)
DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(06)67923-3

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