Emerging chronic non-communicable diseases in rural communities of Northern Ethiopia: evidence using population-based verbal autopsy method in Kilite Awlaelo surveillance site.

@article{Weldearegawi2013EmergingCN,
  title={Emerging chronic non-communicable diseases in rural communities of Northern Ethiopia: evidence using population-based verbal autopsy method in Kilite Awlaelo surveillance site.},
  author={Berhe Weldearegawi and Yemane Ashebir and Ejigu Gebeye and Tesfay Gebregziabiher and Mekonnen Yohannes and Seid Mussa and Haftu Berhe and Zerihun Abebe},
  journal={Health policy and planning},
  year={2013},
  volume={28 8},
  pages={891-8}
}
INTRODUCTION In countries where most deaths are outside health institutions and medical certification of death is absent, verbal autopsy (VA) method is used to estimate population level causes of death. METHODS VA data were collected by trained lay interviewers for 409 deaths in the surveillance site. Two physicians independently assigned cause of death using the International Classification of Diseases manual. RESULTS In general, infectious and parasitic diseases accounted for 35.9% of… CONTINUE READING
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