Research into health, population and social transitions in rural South Africa: data and methods of the Agincourt Health and Demographic Surveillance System.

@article{Kahn2007ResearchIH,
  title={Research into health, population and social transitions in rural South Africa: data and methods of the Agincourt Health and Demographic Surveillance System.},
  author={Kathleen Kahn and Stephen M Tollman and Mark A. Collinson and Samuel J. Clark and Rhian Twine and Benjamin D. Clark and Mildred G Shabangu and Francesc Xavier G{\'o}mez-Oliv{\'e} and Obed Mokoena and Michel L. Garenne},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of public health. Supplement},
  year={2007},
  volume={69},
  pages={8-20}
}
RATIONALE FOR STUDY Vital registration is generally lacking in infrastructurally weak areas where health and development problems are most pressing. Health and demographic surveillance is a response to the lack of a valid information base that can provide high-quality longitudinal data on population dynamics, health, and social change to inform policy and practice. DESIGN AND MEASUREMENT PROCEDURES Continuous demographic monitoring of an entire geographically defined population involves a… CONTINUE READING
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