Civil registration systems and vital statistics: successes and missed opportunities (Series 2nd of 4)
Mahapatra, Prasanta; Shibuya, Kenji; Lopez, Alan D.; Coullare, Francesca; Notzon, Francis C; Rao, Chalapati; Szreter, Simon; AbouZahr, Carla; Anderson, Robert N; Bawah, Ayaga A; Hull, Terence; Setel, Philip W; Macfarlane, Sarah B.; Mikkelsen, Lene; Jha, Prabhat; Stout, Susan; Cleland, John; Hill, Kenneth; Tangcharoensathien, Viroj
Vital statistics generated through civil registration systems are the major source of continuous monitoring of births and deaths over time. The usefulness of vital statistics depends on their quality. In the second paper in this Series we propose a comprehensive and practical framework for assessment of the quality of vital statistics. With use of routine reports to the UN and cause-of-death data reported to WHO, we review the present situation and past trends of vital statistics in the world...[Show more]
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