Space and time clustering of mortality in rural South Africa (Agincourt HDSS), 1992-2007
2010 (English)In: Global Health Action, ISSN 1654-9716, E-ISSN 1654-9880, Vol. 3, no Suppl. 1, 50-58 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This study has highlighted distinct clusters of all-cause and cause-specific mortality within the Agincourt subdistrict. It is a first step in prioritizing areas for further, more detailed research as well as for future public health follow-on efforts such as targeting of vertical prevention of HIV/TB and antiretroviral rollout in significant child and adult mortality clusters; and assessment and provision of adequate water and sanitation in the child mortality clusters particularly in south-east where diarrheal mortality appears high. Underlying causative factors need to be identified and accurately quantified. Other questions for more detailed research are discussed.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. Vol. 3, no Suppl. 1, 50-58 p.
all-cause mortality, demographic surveillance, clustering, spatial-temporal
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-39867DOI: 10.3402/gha.v3i0.5225ISI: 000208160300008PubMedID: 20838482OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-39867DiVA: diva2:396642