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Describes the Demograhic Surveillance System (DSS) of the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR,B), initiated in 1963. The DSS consists of periodic censuses of the study population with intervening registration of vital events. The surveillance area currently consists of 159 villages, containing an estimated population… (More)
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This article briefly reviews epidemiological and demographic measures used to assess preventable deaths in developing country situations. Problems with the use of the infant mortality rate (IMR) as a health-policy indicator are illustrated. The Matlab experience of rural Bangladesh is used to develop a new index for preventable infant and child deaths. This… (More)