Evaluating national cause-of-death statistics: principles and application to the case of China.

@article{Rao2005EvaluatingNC,
  title={Evaluating national cause-of-death statistics: principles and application to the case of China.},
  author={Chalapati Rao and Alan D Lopez and Gonghuan Yang and S. M. Begg and Jiemin Ma},
  journal={Bulletin of the World Health Organization},
  year={2005},
  volume={83 8},
  pages={618-25}
}
Mortality statistics systems provide basic information on the levels and causes of mortality in populations. Only a third of the world's countries have complete civil registration systems that yield adequate cause-specific mortality data for health policy-making and monitoring. This paper describes the development of a set of criteria for evaluating the quality of national mortality statistics and applies them to China as an example. The criteria cover a range of structural, statistical and… CONTINUE READING
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