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Trend and causes of adult mortality in Kersa health and demographic surveillance system (Kersa HDSS), eastern Ethiopia: verbal autopsy method

  • Wondimye Ashenafi1, 5Email author,
  • Frehywot Eshetu6,
  • Nega Assefa2, 5,
  • Lemessa Oljira1, 5,
  • Melkamu Dedefo4, 5, 7,
  • Desalew Zelalem1, 5,
  • Negga Baraki3, 5 and
  • Melake Demena1, 5
Population Health MetricsAdvancing innovation in health measurement201715:22

Received: 7 December 2016

Accepted: 25 June 2017

Published: 1 July 2017

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Original Submission
7 Dec 2016 Submitted Original manuscript
23 Jan 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Rohina Joshi
22 Feb 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Erin Nichols
21 Mar 2017 Author responded Author comments - Wondimye Ashenafi Cheru
Resubmission - Version 2
21 Mar 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
25 Jun 2017 Editorially accepted
1 Jul 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12963-017-0144-2

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Public Health, Haramaya University
Department of Nursing, Haramaya University
Department of Environmental Health, Haramaya University
Department of Statistics, Haramaya University
Kersa Health and Demographic Surveillance System (Kersa- HDSS), Haramaya University
Center for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC-Ethiopia
School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, University of KwaZulu-Natal