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Reasons for the decline in mortality in Sri Lanka immediately after the Second World War: a re-examination of the evidence

Langford, C.M

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Newman estimated that 42 per cent of the decline in mortality in Sri Lanka between 1930-1945 and 1946-1960 was attributable to DDT-spraying; Molineaux estimated 27 per cent; Gray judged that 23 per cent of the decline between 1936-1945 and 1946-1960 was due to DDT. Here the Newman-Gray-Molineaux approach is criticized, the main point being that they ignored a significant improvement in mortality in the early 1940s, before DDT-spraying. Bearing this, and certain other complexities of the...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorLangford, C.M
dc.contributor.editorCaldwell, John C
dc.contributor.editorJain, Shail
dc.date.accessioned2003-03-04
dc.date.accessioned2004-05-19T15:24:26Z
dc.date.accessioned2011-01-05T08:47:10Z
dc.date.available2004-05-19T15:24:26Z
dc.date.available2011-01-05T08:47:10Z
dc.date.created1996
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/41304
dc.identifier.urihttp://digitalcollections.anu.edu.au/handle/1885/41304
dc.description.abstractNewman estimated that 42 per cent of the decline in mortality in Sri Lanka between 1930-1945 and 1946-1960 was attributable to DDT-spraying; Molineaux estimated 27 per cent; Gray judged that 23 per cent of the decline between 1936-1945 and 1946-1960 was due to DDT. Here the Newman-Gray-Molineaux approach is criticized, the main point being that they ignored a significant improvement in mortality in the early 1940s, before DDT-spraying. Bearing this, and certain other complexities of the situation, in mind, an attempt is made to assess the impact of DDT on mortality.
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dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherHealth Transition Centre, National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, The Australian National University
dc.subjectSri Lanka
dc.subjectdecline in mortality
dc.subjectSecond World War
dc.subjectDDT spraying
dc.subjectmalaria
dc.subjectadult mosquitos
dc.subjectpublic health
dc.titleReasons for the decline in mortality in Sri Lanka immediately after the Second World War: a re-examination of the evidence
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.refereedno
local.identifier.citationmonthapr
local.identifier.citationnumber1
local.identifier.citationpages3-23
local.identifier.citationpublicationHealth Transition Review
local.identifier.citationvolume6
local.identifier.citationyear1996
local.identifier.eprintid870
local.rights.ispublishedyes
dc.date.issued1996
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