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Mortality Data for Sub-Saharan Africa

Citation

Cooper, Richard S.; Rotimi, Charles N.; Kaufman, Jay S.; & Lawoyin, Taiwo (1998). Mortality Data for Sub-Saharan Africa. Lancet, 351(9117), 1739-40.

Abstract

As one of us with colleagues (RSC) (Jan 17, p 208)1 noted, the health status of populations in developing countries will never be understood until the void in vital statistics is addressed. Paul Kelly and colleagues (March 21, p 883)2 report data from Lusaka that show mortality among adults was exceptionally high because of AIDS, yet these data raise the question of a reference standard to determine what is high.

URL

https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(05)77783-7

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Lancet

Author(s)

Cooper, Richard S.
Rotimi, Charles N.
Kaufman, Jay S.
Lawoyin, Taiwo

Year Published

1998

Volume Number

351

Issue Number

9117

Pages

1739-40

Reference ID

1482