[Evaluation of the quality of information on the basic cause of death of infants in Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)].

@article{Nobre1989EvaluationOT,
  title={[Evaluation of the quality of information on the basic cause of death of infants in Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)].},
  author={L C Nobre and C{\'e}sar Gomes Victora and Fernando C.F. Barros and Caterina Lombardi and Ana Maria Ferreira Borges Teixeira and Sandra Costa Fuchs},
  journal={Revista de saude publica},
  year={1989},
  volume={23 3},
  pages={207-13}
}
The validity of the official information on the cause of infant deaths was studied in the Brazilian cities of Porto Alegre and Pelotas in 1985. Using data collected for a population-based case-control study of infant mortality due to infectious diseases or malnutrition, a comparison was made between the causes of death reported on the death certificates and those obtained after a careful review of case-notes and a medical interview with the parents of the decreased infants. Official death… CONTINUE READING