Childhood mortality and probable causes of death using verbal autopsy in Niakhar, Senegal, 1989-2000.

@article{Etard2004ChildhoodMA,
  title={Childhood mortality and probable causes of death using verbal autopsy in Niakhar, Senegal, 1989-2000.},
  author={J F Etard and Jean-Yves Le Hesran and Aldiouma Diallo and J S Diallo and Jean Louis A Ndiaye and Val{\'e}rie Delaunay},
  journal={International journal of epidemiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={33 6},
  pages={1286-92}
}
BACKGROUND In African rural settings, medically certified information on causes of death is largely lacking. The authors applied the verbal autopsy to identify causes of death before 15 years old in a rural area of Senegal where a demographic surveillance system is operating. METHODS Between 1989 and 2000, a postmortem interview was conducted using a standardized questionnaire which was independently reviewed by two physicians who assigned the probable underlying cause of death. Discordant… CONTINUE READING