Evaluation of record linkage of mortality data between a health and demographic surveillance system and national civil registration system in South Africa

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Kabudula, Chodziwadziwa W.; Joubert, Jane D.; Tuoane-Nkhasi, Maletela; Kahn, Kathleen; Rao, Chalapati; Gomez-Olive, Francesc Xavier; Mee, Paul; Tollman, Stephen; Lopez, Alan D.; Vos, Theo; Bradshaw, Debbie;
  • Publisher: Springer Nature
  • Journal: Population Health Metrics,volume 12,issue 1 (issn: 1478-7954)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1186/s12963-014-0023-z
  • Subject: Epidemiology | Record linkage | Health and demographic surveillance system (HDSS) | Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology | Death registration | Agincourt HDSS | Civil registration system | Mortality | South Africa | Folkhälsovetenskap, global hälsa, socialmedicin och epidemiologi | Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

Background: Health and Demographic Surveillance Systems (HDSS) collect independent mortality data that could be used for assessing the quality of mortality data in national civil registration (CR) systems in low- and middle-income countries. However, the use of HDSS dat... View more