Verbal autopsy can consistently measure AIDS mortality: a validation study in Tanzania and Zimbabwe

@inproceedings{Lopman2010VerbalAC,
  title={Verbal autopsy can consistently measure AIDS mortality: a validation study in Tanzania and Zimbabwe},
  author={Benjamin a. Lopman and A. L. V. Cook and Jayne Smith and Godwin Chawira and Mark Urassa and Yusufu Kumogola and Raphael Isingo and Chikwe A Ihekweazu and J E T Ruwende and Milalu Ndege and S Gregson and Basia Zaba and Ties Boerma},
  booktitle={Journal of epidemiology and community health},
  year={2010}
}
BACKGROUND Verbal autopsy is currently the only option for obtaining cause of death information in most populations with a widespread HIV/AIDS epidemic. METHODS With the use of a data-driven algorithm, a set of criteria for classifying AIDS mortality was trained. Data from two longitudinal community studies in Tanzania and Zimbabwe were used, both of which have collected information on the HIV status of the population over a prolonged period and maintained a demographic surveillance system… CONTINUE READING