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Causes of death in Tonga: quality of certification and implications for statistics

  • Karen Carter1Email author,
  • Sione Hufanga2,
  • Chalapati Rao1,
  • Sione Akauola3,
  • Alan D Lopez1,
  • Rasika Rampatige1 and
  • Richard Taylor1, 4
Population Health Metrics201210:4

Received: 7 September 2011

Accepted: 5 March 2012

Published: 5 March 2012

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Original Submission
7 Sep 2011 Submitted Original manuscript
5 Oct 2011 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Robert Anderson
17 Oct 2011 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Ruy Laurenti
15 Nov 2011 Author responded Author comments - Karen Carter
Resubmission - Version 2
15 Nov 2011 Submitted Manuscript version 2
5 Mar 2012 Editorially accepted
5 Mar 2012 Article published 10.1186/1478-7954-10-4

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Authors’ Affiliations

School of Population Health, University of Queensland
Ministry of Health, Texas A&M University
Western Health, Melbourne, Australia, Texas A&M University
School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales