Assessing seasonal variations and age patterns in mortality during the first year of life in Tanzania.

@article{Rumisha2013AssessingSV,
  title={Assessing seasonal variations and age patterns in mortality during the first year of life in Tanzania.},
  author={Susan Fred Rumisha and Tom Smith and Saira Abdulla and Honorati Masanja and Penelope Vounatsou},
  journal={Acta tropica},
  year={2013},
  volume={126 1},
  pages={28-36}
}
Lack of birth and death registries in most of developing countries, particularly those in sub-Saharan Africa led to the establishment of Demographic Surveillance Systems (DSS) sites which monitor large population cohorts within defined geographical areas. DSS collects longitudinal data on migration, births, deaths and their causes via verbal autopsies. DSS data provide an opportunity to monitor many health indicators including mortality trends. Mortality rates in Sub-Sahara Africa show seasonal… CONTINUE READING