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United Nations (1984). Data Bases for Mortality Measurement (United Nations publication,
     Sales No. E.83.XIII).

 

This report contains a selection of papers presented at the meeting of the United Nations/World health organization Working Group on Data Bases for Measurement of Levels, Trends and Differentials in Mortality held in Bangkok, 20-23 October 1981. Contributors, in particular, share the experiences by various government and national institutions in collecting, analysing and using mortality data relevant for health and development policies.

Since Data Bases for Mortality Measurement is no longer available in printed form, it is made available here in electronic form in Adobe PDF format.

 



Preface and Table of contents (423 KB)

Overview (329 KB)

Part One. Report on the Meeting of the Working Group on Data Bases for Measurement of Levels, Trends and Differentials in Mortality

Introduction (117 KB)

Chapter I: Discussion of agenda topics (71 KB)
Chapter II: Recommendations of the Working Group (388 KB)

Part Two. Uses of Mortality Data

Chapter III: Uses of mortality data for planning and research - Kenneth Hill and the United Nations Secretariat (288 KB)
Chapter IV: Uses of mortality data for evaluating the success of specific health and development programmes - Douglas C. Ewbank (1466 KB)

Part Three. Overview of Aproaches for Collection of Mortality Data

Chapter V: Approaches to the collection of mortality data in the context of data needs - United Nations Secretariat (1340 KB)

Part Four. Collection of Mortality Data through Civil Registration Systems

Chapter VI: Advantages and disadvantages of continuous registration systems for national, subnational and differential mortality analysis - Iwao M. Moriyama (781 KB)
Chapter VII: Use of sample registration systems for studying levels, trends and differentials in
mortality: the experience of India - P. Padmanabha (1314 KB)
Chapter VIII: Use of direct and indirect techniques for estimating the completeness of death registration systems - Samuel H. Preston (985 KB)

Part Five. Collection of Mortality Data through Sample Survey Approaches

Chapter IX: Experiences in the use of special mortality questions in multi-purpose surveys: the single-round approach - John G. C. Blacker (706 KB)
Chapter X: Use of special mortality questions in fertility surveys: the World Fertility Survey experience - John Hobcraft (917 KB)
Chapter XI: Mortality data collections: a review of integrated multi-purpose household surveys and multi-round demographic surveys - A. Adlakha and M. Nizamuddin (861 KB)

Part Six. Data Collection for Intensive Mortality Studies

Chapter XII: Experiences in estimating differentials in mortality in developed countries-achievements and shortcomings of the various approaches - Elsebeth Lynge (931 KB)
Chapter XIII: Experience of the Pan American Health Organization in using death certificates for intensive studies of mortality - Ruth R. Puffer (1517 KB)
Chapter XIV: Small-area intensive studies for understanding mortality and morbidity processes: two models from Bangladesh-the Matlab Project and the Companiganj Health Project - Stan D'Souza (878 KB)

Bibliography (825 KB)

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Related links:

United Nations (1986). Determinants of Mortality Change and Differentials in Developing Countries -
The Five-Country Case Study Project
(United Nations publication, Sales No. E.85.XIII.4).

United Nations (1982). Model Life Tables for Developing Countries (United Nations
    publication, Sales No. E.81.XIII.7).

United Nations (1986). Age Structure of Mortality in Developing Countries. A Database for
      Cross-Sectional and Time Series Research. ST/ESA/SER.R/66.

United Nations (1992). Child Mortality since the 1960s - A Database for Developing Countries
      (United Nations publication, Sales No. E.92.XIII.10).

 

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