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Mortality from external causes in Africa and Asia : evidence from INDEPTH health and demographic surveillance system sites

Streatfield, P. Kim and Khan, Wasif A. and Bhuiya, Abbas and Hanifi, Syed M. A. and Alam, Nurul and Diboulo, Eric and Niamba, Louis and Sié, Ali and Lankoandé, Bruno and Millogo, Roch and Soura, Abdramane B. and Bonfoh, Bassirou and Kone, Siaka and Ngoran, Eliezer K. and Utzinger, Juerg and Ashebir, Yemane and Melaku, Yohannes A. and Weldearegawi, Berhe and Gomez, Pierre and Jasseh, Momodou and Azongo, Daniel and Oduro, Abraham and Wak, George and Wontuo, Peter and Attaa-Pomaa, Mary and Gyapong, Margaret and Manyeh, Alfred K. and Kant, Shashi and Misra, Puneet and Rai, Sanjay K. and Juvekar, Sanjay and Patil, Rutuja and Wahab, Abdul and Wilopo, Siswanto and Bauni, Evasius and Mochamah, George and Ndila, Carolyne and Williams, Thomas N. and Khaggayi, Christine and Nyaguara, Amek and Obor, David and Odhiambo, Frank O. and Ezeh, Alex and Oti, Samuel and Wamukoya, Marylene and Chihana, Menard and Crampin, Amelia and Collinson, Mark A. and Kabudula, Chodziwadziwa W. and Wagner, Ryan and Herbst, Kobus and Mossong, Joël and Emina, Jacques B. O. and Sankoh, Osman A. and Byass, Peter. (2014) Mortality from external causes in Africa and Asia : evidence from INDEPTH health and demographic surveillance system sites. Global health action, Vol. 7 , 25366.

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Abstract

Mortality from external causes, of all kinds, is an important component of overall mortality on a global basis. However, these deaths, like others in Africa and Asia, are often not counted or documented on an individual basis. Overviews of the state of external cause mortality in Africa and Asia are therefore based on uncertain information. The INDEPTH Network maintains longitudinal surveillance, including cause of death, at population sites across Africa and Asia, which offers important opportunities to document external cause mortality at the population level across a range of settings.; To describe patterns of mortality from external causes at INDEPTH Network sites across Africa and Asia, according to the WHO 2012 verbal autopsy (VA) cause categories.; All deaths at INDEPTH sites are routinely registered and followed up with VA interviews. For this study, VA archives were transformed into the WHO 2012 VA standard format and processed using the InterVA-4 model to assign cause of death. Routine surveillance data also provide person-time denominators for mortality rates.; A total of 5,884 deaths due to external causes were documented over 11,828,253 person-years. Approximately one-quarter of those deaths were to children younger than 15 years. Causes of death were dominated by childhood drowning in Bangladesh, and by transport-related deaths and intentional injuries elsewhere. Detailed mortality rates are presented by cause of death, age group, and sex.; The patterns of external cause mortality found here generally corresponded with expectations and other sources of information, but they fill some important gaps in population-based mortality data. They provide an important source of information to inform potentially preventive intervention designs.
Faculties and Departments:09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH)
09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) > Department of Epidemiology and Public Health (EPH) > Eco System Health Sciences > Health Impact Assessment (Utzinger)
UniBasel Contributors:Utzinger, Jürg
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
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Publisher:Co-Action Publishing]
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