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  1. Data on causes of death by age and sex are a critical input into health decision-making. Priority setting in public health should be informed not only by the current magnitude of health problems but by trends ...

    Authors: Kyle J Foreman, Rafael Lozano, Alan D Lopez and Christopher JL Murray

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2012 10:1

    Content type: Research

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  2. Type 2 diabetes is associated with low socioeconomic position (SEP) in high-income countries. Despite the important role of SEP in the development of many diseases, no socioeconomic indicator was included in t...

    Authors: Emilie E Agardh, Anna Sidorchuk, Johan Hallqvist, Rickard Ljung, Stefan Peterson, Tahereh Moradi and Peter Allebeck

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2011 9:60

    Content type: Research

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  3. Public health surveillance is often concerned with the analysis of health outcomes over small areas. Funnel plots have been proposed as a useful tool for assessing and visualizing surveillance data, but their ...

    Authors: Douglas C Dover and Donald P Schopflocher

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2011 9:58

    Content type: Research

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  4. Nutrition and mortality surveys are the main tools whereby evidence on the health status of populations affected by disasters and armed conflict is quantified and monitored over time. Several reviews have cons...

    Authors: Claudine Prudhon, Xavier de Radiguès, Nancy Dale and Francesco Checchi

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2011 9:57

    Content type: Research

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  5. No recent national studies have provided incidence data for obesity, nor have they examined the association between incidence and selected risk factors. The purpose of this study is to examine the incidence of...

    Authors: Liping Pan, David S Freedman, Cathleen Gillespie, Sohyun Park and Bettylou Sherry

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2011 9:56

    Content type: Research

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  6. Mortality from cardiovascular and other chronic diseases has increased in Iran. Our aim was to estimate the effects of smoking and high systolic blood pressure (SBP), fasting plasma glucose (FPG), total choles...

    Authors: Farshad Farzadfar, Goodarz Danaei, Hengameh Namdaritabar, Julie Knoll Rajaratnam, Jacob R Marcus, Ardeshir Khosravi, Siamak Alikhani, Christopher JL Murray and Majid Ezzati

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2011 9:55

    Content type: Research

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  7. Appalachia is a region of the United States noted for the poverty and poor health outcomes of its residents. Residents of the poorest Appalachian counties have a high prevalence of diabetes and risk factors (o...

    Authors: Lawrence Barker, Robert Gerzoff, Richard Crespo and Molly Shrewsberry

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2011 9:54

    Content type: Research

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  8. Monitoring the time course of mortality by cause is a key public health issue. However, several mortality data production changes may affect cause-specific time trends, thus altering the interpretation. This p...

    Authors: Grégoire Rey, Albertine Aouba, Gérard Pavillon, Rasmus Hoffmann, Iris Plug, Ragnar Westerling, Eric Jougla and Johan Mackenbach

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2011 9:52

    Content type: Research

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  9. The high prevalence of chronic diseases in Western countries implies that the presence of multiple chronic diseases within one person is common. Especially at older ages, when the likelihood of having a chroni...

    Authors: Pieter H van Baal, Peter M Engelfriet, Hendriek C Boshuizen, Jan van de Kassteele, Francois G Schellevis and Rudolf T Hoogenveen

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2011 9:51

    Content type: Research

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  10. InterVA is a widely disseminated tool for cause of death attribution using information from verbal autopsies. Several studies have attempted to validate the concordance and accuracy of the tool, but the main l...

    Authors: Rafael Lozano, Michael K Freeman, Spencer L James, Benjamin Campbell, Alan D Lopez, Abraham D Flaxman and Christopher JL Murray

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2011 9:50

    Content type: Research

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  11. The most common method for determining cause of death is certification by physicians based either on available medical records, or where such data are not available, through verbal autopsy (VA). The physician-...

    Authors: Evasius Bauni, Carolyne Ndila, George Mochamah, Gideon Nyutu, Lena Matata, Charles Ondieki, Barbara Mambo, Maureen Mutinda, Benjamin Tsofa, Eric Maitha, Anthony Etyang and Thomas N Williams

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2011 9:49

    Content type: Research

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  12. Verbal autopsy (VA) is a widely used method for analyzing cause of death in absence of vital registration systems. We adapted the InterVA method to extrapolate causes of death for stillbirths and neonatal deat...

    Authors: Stefania Vergnano, Edward Fottrell, David Osrin, Peter N Kazembe, Charles Mwansambo, Dharma S Manandhar, Stephan P Munjanja, Peter Byass, Sonia Lewycka and Anthony Costello

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2011 9:48

    Content type: Research

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  13. The advent of the HIV pandemic and the more recent prevention and therapeutic interventions have resulted in extensive and rapid changes in cause-specific mortality rates in sub-Saharan Africa, and there is de...

    Authors: Abraham J Herbst, Tshepiso Mafojane and Marie-Louise Newell

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2011 9:47

    Content type: Research

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  14. Verbal autopsy (VA) has often been used for point estimates of cause-specific mortality, but seldom to characterize long-term changes in epidemic patterns. Monitoring emerging causes of death involves practiti...

    Authors: Peter Byass, Kathleen Kahn, Edward Fottrell, Paul Mee, Mark A Collinson and Stephen M Tollman

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2011 9:46

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  15. "Social autopsy" refers to an interview process aimed at identifying social, behavioral, and health systems contributors to maternal and child deaths. It is often combined with a verbal autopsy interview to es...

    Authors: Henry D Kalter, Rene Salgado, Marzio Babille, Alain K Koffi and Robert E Black

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2011 9:45

    Content type: Review

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  16. Effective implementation of child survival interventions depends on improved understanding of cultural, social, and health system factors affecting utilization of health care. Never the less, no standardized i...

    Authors: Karin Källander, Daniel Kadobera, Thomas N Williams, Rikke Thoft Nielsen, Lucy Yevoo, Aloysius Mutebi, Jonas Akpakli, Clement Narh, Margaret Gyapong, Alberta Amu and Peter Waiswa

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2011 9:44

    Content type: Research

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  17. Trends in the causes of child mortality serve as important global health information to guide efforts to improve child survival. With child mortality declining in Bangladesh, the distribution of causes of deat...

    Authors: Li Liu, Qingfeng Li, Rose A Lee, Ingrid K Friberg, Jamie Perin, Neff Walker and Robert E Black

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2011 9:43

    Content type: Research

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  18. Because of a physician shortage in many low-income countries, the use of nonphysicians to classify perinatal mortality (stillbirth and early neonatal death) using verbal autopsy could be useful.

    Authors: Cyril Engmann, John Ditekemena, Imtiaz Jehan, Ana Garces, Mutinta Phiri, Vanessa Thorsten, Manolo Mazariegos, Elwyn Chomba, Omrana Pasha, Antoinette Tshefu, Elizabeth M McClure, Dennis Wallace, Robert L Goldenberg, Waldemar A Carlo, Linda L Wright and Carl Bose

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2011 9:42

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  19. Verbal autopsy (VA) is a widely used tool to assign probable cause of death in areas with inadequate vital registration systems. Its uses in priority setting and health planning are well documented in sub-Saha...

    Authors: Mathew A Mwanyangala, Honorathy M Urassa, Jensen C Rutashobya, Chrisostom C Mahutanga, Angelina M Lutambi, Deodatus V Maliti, Honorati M Masanja, Salim K Abdulla and Rose N Lema

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2011 9:41

    Content type: Research

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  20. Verbal autopsy (VA) can be used to describe leading causes of death in countries like Zambia where vital events registration does not produce usable data. The objectives of this study were to assess the feasib...

    Authors: Sheila S Mudenda, Stanley Kamocha, Robert Mswia, Martha Conkling, Palver Sikanyiti, Dara Potter, William C Mayaka and Melissa A Marx

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2011 9:40

    Content type: Research

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  21. The Mortality Information System (MIS) in Brazil records mortality data in hospitals and civil registries with the responsibility of compiling underlying cause of death. Despite continuous improvements in the ...

    Authors: Elisabeth França, Deise Campos, Mark DC Guimarães and Maria de Fátima M Souza

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2011 9:39

    Content type: Research

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  22. In Mexico, the vital registration system relies on information collected from death certificates to generate official mortality figures. Although the death certificate has high coverage across the country, the...

    Authors: Bernardo Hernández, Dolores Ramírez-Villalobos, Minerva Romero, Sara Gómez, Charles Atkinson and Rafael Lozano

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2011 9:38

    Content type: Research

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  23. In 2004, the media repeatedly reported water pollution and "cancer villages" along the Huai River in China. Due to the lack of death records for more than 30 years, a retrospective survey of causes of death us...

    Authors: Xia Wan, Maigeng Zhou, Zhuang Tao, Ding Ding and Gonghuan Yang

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2011 9:37

    Content type: Research

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  24. Verbal autopsy is important for detecting causes of death including HIV in areas with inadequate vital registration systems. Before antiretroviral therapy (ART) introduction, a verbal autopsy study in rural Ug...

    Authors: Billy N Mayanja, Kathy Baisley, Norah Nalweyiso, Freddie M Kibengo, Joseph O Mugisha, Lieve Van der Paal, Dermot Maher and Pontiano Kaleebu

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2011 9:36

    Content type: Research

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  25. Verbal autopsy (VA) is used to estimate the causes of death in areas with incomplete vital registration systems. The King and Lu method (KL) for direct estimation of cause-specific mortality fractions (CSMFs) ...

    Authors: Abraham D Flaxman, Alireza Vahdatpour, Spencer L James, Jeanette K Birnbaum and Christopher JL Murray

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2011 9:35

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  26. Through application of the verbal autopsy (VA) approach, trained fieldworkers collect information about the probable cause of death (COD) by using a standardized questionnaire to interview family members who w...

    Authors: Maurice Yé, Eric Diboulo, Louis Niamba, Ali Sié, Boubacar Coulibaly, Cheik Bagagnan, Jonas Dembélé and Heribert Ramroth

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2011 9:34

    Content type: Research

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  27. The process of data collection and the methods used to assign the cause of death vary significantly among different verbal autopsy protocols, but there are few data to describe the consequences of the choices ...

    Authors: Rohina Joshi, Devarsetty Praveen, Clara Chow and Bruce Neal

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2011 9:33

    Content type: Research

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  28. Physician review of a verbal autopsy (VA) and completion of a death certificate remains the most widely used approach for VA analysis. This study provides new evidence about the performance of physician-certif...

    Authors: Rafael Lozano, Alan D Lopez, Charles Atkinson, Mohsen Naghavi, Abraham D Flaxman and Christopher JL Murray

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2011 9:32

    Content type: Research

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  29. Verbal autopsies provide valuable information for studying mortality patterns in populations that lack reliable vital registration data. Methods for transforming verbal autopsy results into meaningful informat...

    Authors: Spencer L James, Abraham D Flaxman and Christopher JL Murray

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2011 9:31

    Content type: Research

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  30. Verbal autopsy can be a useful tool for generating cause of death data in data-sparse regions around the world. The Symptom Pattern (SP) Method is one promising approach to analyzing verbal autopsy data, but i...

    Authors: Christopher JL Murray, Spencer L James, Jeanette K Birnbaum, Michael K Freeman, Rafael Lozano and Alan D Lopez

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2011 9:30

    Content type: Research

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  31. Computer-coded verbal autopsy (CCVA) is a promising alternative to the standard approach of physician-certified verbal autopsy (PCVA), because of its high speed, low cost, and reliability. This study introduce...

    Authors: Abraham D Flaxman, Alireza Vahdatpour, Sean Green, Spencer L James and Christopher JL Murray

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2011 9:29

    Content type: Research

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  32. Verbal autopsy (VA) is an important method for obtaining cause of death information in settings without vital registration and medical certification of causes of death. An array of methods, including physician...

    Authors: Christopher JL Murray, Rafael Lozano, Abraham D Flaxman, Alireza Vahdatpour and Alan D Lopez

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2011 9:28

    Content type: Research

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Population Health Metrics 2014 12:7

  33. Verbal autopsy methods are critically important for evaluating the leading causes of death in populations without adequate vital registration systems. With a myriad of analytical and data collection approaches...

    Authors: Christopher JL Murray, Alan D Lopez, Robert Black, Ramesh Ahuja, Said Mohd Ali, Abdullah Baqui, Lalit Dandona, Emily Dantzer, Vinita Das, Usha Dhingra, Arup Dutta, Wafaie Fawzi, Abraham D Flaxman, Sara Gómez, Bernardo Hernández, Rohina Joshi…

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2011 9:27

    Content type: Research

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  34. The validity, reliability and cross-country comparability of summary measures of population health (SMPH) have been persistently debated. In this debate, the measurement and valuation of nonfatal health outcom...

    Authors: Richard Heijink, Pieter van Baal, Mark Oppe, Xander Koolman and Gert Westert

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2011 9:17

    Content type: Research

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  35. The United States health care debate has focused on the nation's uniquely high rates of lack of insurance and poor health outcomes relative to other high-income countries. Large disparities in health outcomes ...

    Authors: Sandeep C Kulkarni, Alison Levin-Rector, Majid Ezzati and Christopher JL Murray

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2011 9:16

    Content type: Research

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  36. Multimorbidity is becoming more prevalent. Previously-used methods of assessing multimorbidity relied on counting the number of health conditions, often in relation to an index condition (comorbidity), or grou...

    Authors: Libby Holden, Paul A Scuffham, Michael F Hilton, Alexander Muspratt, Shu-Kay Ng and Harvey A Whiteford

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2011 9:15

    Content type: Research

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  37. We assessed the metrics used in claims about disease importance made in the introductory sections of scientific papers published in 1993 and 2003. We were interested in the choice of metric in circumstances wh...

    Authors: Hebe N Gouda and John W Powles

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2011 9:14

    Content type: Research

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  38. Primary health care is recognized as a main driver of equitable health service delivery. For it to function optimally, routine health information systems (HIS) are necessary to ensure adequate provision of hea...

    Authors: Sarah Gimbel, Mark Micek, Barrot Lambdin, Joseph Lara, Marina Karagianis, Fatima Cuembelo, Stephen S Gloyd, James Pfeiffer and Kenneth Sherr

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2011 9:12

    Content type: Research

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