Evaluation of cause-of-death statistics for Brazil, 2002-2004.

  title={Evaluation of cause-of-death statistics for Brazil, 2002-2004.},
  author={Elisabeth Barboza França and Daisy Maria Xavier de Abreu and Chalapati Rao and Alan D Lopez},
  journal={International journal of epidemiology},
  volume={37 4},
BACKGROUND Mortality statistics systems with reliable cause-of-death data constitute a major resource for effective health planning; however, many developing countries lack such information systems. Brazil has a long history of registering deaths, and a critical assessment of the quality of current cause-of-death statistics in its five different regions is crucial to identify strengths and weaknesses in the data, and present options for improvement. METHODS Quality of cause-of-death data from… CONTINUE READING
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