Rates and Causes of Death in Chiradzulu District, Malawi, 2008: A Key Informant Study

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/128595
Title:
Rates and Causes of Death in Chiradzulu District, Malawi, 2008: A Key Informant Study
Authors:
Checchi, Francesco; Nyasulu, Peter; Chandramohan, Daniel; Roberts, Bayard
Journal:
Tropical Medicine & International Health
Abstract:
In September 2008, we measured all-cause mortality in Chiradzulu District, Malawi (population 291 000) over a 60-day retrospective period, using capture-recapture analysis of three lists of deaths provided by (i) key community informants, (ii) graveyard officials and (iii) health system sources. Estimated crude and under-5-year mortality rates were 18.6 (95% CI 13.9-24.5) and 30.6 (95% CI 17.5-59.9) deaths per 1000 person-years. We also classified causes of death through verbal autopsy interviews on 50 deaths over the previous 40 days. Half of deaths were attributable to infection, and half of deaths among children aged under 5 were attributable to neonatal causes. HIV/AIDS was the leading cause of death (16.6%), with a cause-attributable mortality rate of 1.8 (0.4-3.6) deaths per 1000 person-years.
Affiliation:
Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK; Médecins Sans Frontières, Blantyre, Malawi; Faculty of Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
Issue Date:
3-Dec-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/128595
DOI:
10.1111/j.1365-3156.2010.02702.x
PubMed ID:
21129133
Additional Links:
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1365-3156.2010.02702.x/abstract
Submitted date:
2011-03-22
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1365-3156
Appears in Collections:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorChecchi, Francescoen
dc.contributor.authorNyasulu, Peteren
dc.contributor.authorChandramohan, Danielen
dc.contributor.authorRoberts, Bayarden
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-21T21:12:29Z-
dc.date.available2011-04-21T21:12:29Z-
dc.date.issued2010-12-03-
dc.date.submitted2011-03-22-
dc.identifier.citationTrop Med Int Health;2011;16(3):375-8en
dc.identifier.issn1365-3156-
dc.identifier.pmid21129133-
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1365-3156.2010.02702.x-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/128595-
dc.description.abstractIn September 2008, we measured all-cause mortality in Chiradzulu District, Malawi (population 291 000) over a 60-day retrospective period, using capture-recapture analysis of three lists of deaths provided by (i) key community informants, (ii) graveyard officials and (iii) health system sources. Estimated crude and under-5-year mortality rates were 18.6 (95% CI 13.9-24.5) and 30.6 (95% CI 17.5-59.9) deaths per 1000 person-years. We also classified causes of death through verbal autopsy interviews on 50 deaths over the previous 40 days. Half of deaths were attributable to infection, and half of deaths among children aged under 5 were attributable to neonatal causes. HIV/AIDS was the leading cause of death (16.6%), with a cause-attributable mortality rate of 1.8 (0.4-3.6) deaths per 1000 person-years.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1365-3156.2010.02702.x/abstracten
dc.rightsArchived on this site with the kind permission of Wiley-Blackwell, [url]http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/loi/tmi[/url]en
dc.subject.meshMortalityen
dc.subject.meshDeath Ratesen
dc.subject.meshHIV/AIDSen
dc.subject.meshInfectionen
dc.titleRates and Causes of Death in Chiradzulu District, Malawi, 2008: A Key Informant Studyen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentFaculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK; Médecins Sans Frontières, Blantyre, Malawi; Faculty of Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UKen
dc.identifier.journalTropical Medicine & International Healthen

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