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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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

    Content type: Research

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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

  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. Proposed draft diagnostic criteria for the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) suggest that dimensional assessments can supplement dichotomous diagnoses by incorpora...

    Authors: Satvinder S Dhingra, Kurt Kroenke, Matthew M Zack, Tara W Strine and Lina S Balluz

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2011 9:11

    Content type: Research

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  19. Three approaches exist to deal with the impact of comorbidity in burden of disease studies - the maximum limit approach, the additive approach, and the multiplicative approach. The aim of this study was to com...

    Authors: Juanita A Haagsma, Ed F van Beeck, Suzanne Polinder, Hidde Toet, Martien Panneman and Gouke J Bonsel

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2011 9:10

    Content type: Research

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  20. Despite the importance of mortality data for effective planning and monitoring of health services, official reporting systems rarely capture every death. The completeness of death reporting and the subsequent ...

    Authors: Karen L Carter, Gail Williams, Veronica Tallo, Diozele Sanvictores, Hazel Madera and Ian Riley

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2011 9:9

    Content type: Research

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  21. High-quality, cause-specific mortality data are critical for effective health policy. Yet vague cause of death codes, such as heart failure, are highly prevalent in global mortality data. We propose an empiric...

    Authors: Ryan M Ahern, Rafael Lozano, Mohsen Naghavi, Kyle Foreman, Emmanuela Gakidou and Christopher JL Murray

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2011 9:8

    Content type: Research

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  22. Death rates in military populations outside of combat are often lower than those in the general population. This study considers how this "healthy soldier effect" changes over time.

    Authors: Michael Waller and Annabel CL McGuire

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2011 9:7

    Content type: Research

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  23. Alcohol consumption is causally linked to nonadherence to antiretroviral treatment that in turn causes an increase in HIV/AIDS mortality. This article presents a method to calculate the percentage of HIV/AIDS ...

    Authors: Gerrit Gmel, Kevin D Shield and Jürgen Rehm

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2011 9:5

    Content type: Research

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  24. The spatial modeling of infectious disease distributions and dynamics is increasingly being undertaken for health services planning and disease control monitoring, implementation, and evaluation. Where risks a...

    Authors: Andrew J Tatem, Nicholas Campiz, Peter W Gething, Robert W Snow and Catherine Linard

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2011 9:4

    Content type: Research

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  25. This study quantifies the burden of road traffic injuries (RTIs) in Thailand in 2004, incorporating new Thai data on mortality and the frequency and severity of long-term disability.

    Authors: Vallop Ditsuwan, Lennert J Veerman, Jan J Barendregt, Melanie Bertram and Theo Vos

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2011 9:2

    Content type: Research

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  26. Globally, arthropod-borne virus infections are increasingly common causes of severe febrile disease that can progress to long-term physical or cognitive impairment or result in early death. Because of the larg...

    Authors: ADesirée LaBeaud, Fatima Bashir and Charles H King

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2011 9:1

    Content type: Research

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  27. Since 1995, approval for many new medicinal products has been obtained through a centralized procedure in the European Union. In recent years, the use of summary measures of population health has become widesp...

    Authors: Ferrán Catalá-López,, Anna García-Altés,, Elena Álvarez-Martín, Ricard Gènova-Maleras and Consuelo Morant-Ginestar

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2010 8:34

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  28. Burden of disease estimates for South Africa have highlighted the particularly high rates of injuries related to interpersonal violence compared with other regions of the world, but these figures tell only par...

    Authors: Rosana Norman, Michelle Schneider, Debbie Bradshaw, Rachel Jewkes, Naeemah Abrahams, Richard Matzopoulos and Theo Vos

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2010 8:32

    Content type: Research

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  29. Little is known about the relationship between socioeconomic status (SES) and cardiovascular disease (CVD) among Indigenous Australians, or whether any such relationship is similar to that in non-Indigenous Au...

    Authors: Joan Cunningham

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2010 8:31

    Content type: Research

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  30. People with diabetes can suffer from diverse complications that seriously erode quality of life. Diabetes, costing the United States more than $174 billion per year in 2007, is expected to take an increasingly...

    Authors: James P Boyle, Theodore J Thompson, Edward W Gregg, Lawrence E Barker and David F Williamson

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2010 8:29

    Content type: Research

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  31. Populations around the world are facing an increasing number of adversities such as the global financial crisis, terrorism, conflict, and climate change. The aim of this paper was to investigate self-reported ...

    Authors: Melanie Taylor, Margo Barr, Garry Stevens, Donald Bryson-Taylor, Kingsley Agho, Jennifer Jacobs and Beverley Raphael

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2010 8:28

    Content type: Research

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  32. Deaths from childhood injury are a public health problem worldwide. A relatively high proportion of child deaths of undetermined manner in Estonia raises concerns about potential underestimation of intentional...

    Authors: Katrin Lang, Kersti Pärna, Andrej M Grjibovski and Marika M Väli

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2010 8:27

    Content type: Research

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  33. Chronic disease accounts for nearly three-quarters of US deaths, yet prevalence rates are not consistently reported at the state level and are not available at the sub-state level. This makes it difficult to a...

    Authors: Ronald E Cossman, Jeralynn S Cossman, Wesley L James, Troy Blanchard, Richard Thomas, Louis G Pol and Arthur G Cosby

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2010 8:25

    Content type: Research

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  34. A previous estimate of the burden of schizophrenia in Thailand relied on epidemiological estimates from elsewhere. The aim of this study is to estimate the prevalence and disease burden of schizophrenia in Tha...

    Authors: Pudtan Phanthunane, Theo Vos, Harvey Whiteford, Melanie Bertram and Pichet Udomratn

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2010 8:24

    Content type: Research

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  35. This study assessed the agreement between medical physicians in their interpretation of verbal autopsy (VA) interview data for identifying causes of neonatal deaths in rural Bangladesh.

    Authors: Hafizur R Chowdhury, Sandra C Thompson, Mohammed Ali, Nurul Alam, Mohammed Yunus and Peter K Streatfield

    Citation: Population Health Metrics 2010 8:23

    Content type: Research

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