Causes and patterns of morbidity and mortality in Afghanistan: joint estimation of multiple causes in the neonatal period

Adegboye, Oyelola A., and Kotze, Danelle (2014) Causes and patterns of morbidity and mortality in Afghanistan: joint estimation of multiple causes in the neonatal period. Canadian Studies in Population, 41 (1-2). pp. 165-179.

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Abstract

This paper focuses on investigating the leading cause(s) of death and preventable factors in Afghanistan, using data from verbal autopsies of infant deaths. We are of the view that the presence of a disease in a person may increase the risk of another disease that may contribute to the death process. The influence of individual- and community-level variables on infant morbidity and mortality in Afghanistan is examined. The results of this study suggest the existence of multiple causes of death in the Afghanistan Mortality Survey (AMS). In Afghanistan, complications of pregnancy are clearly a problem and must be adequately improved.

Item ID: 53978
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1927-629X
Keywords: Afghanistan mortality survey; morbidity and mortality; verbal autopsy; multiple causes of death; spatial-bivariate probit models
Funders: American University of Afghanistan (AUA)
Projects and Grants: AUA 2012 AUAF Research Fellowship
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2018 05:28
FoR Codes: 01 MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES > 0104 Statistics > 010402 Biostatistics @ 40%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1603 Demography > 160305 Population Trends and Policies @ 30%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1603 Demography > 160304 Mortality @ 30%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920499 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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