CitationBicego, George; Curtis, Siân L.; Raggers, Hendrik; Kapiga, Saidi; & Ngallaba, Sylvester (1997). Sumve Survey on Adult and Child Mortality, Tanzania, 1995: In-Depth Study on Estimating Adult and Childhood Mortality in Settings of High Adult Mortality. Calverton, Md.: Macro International Inc..
AbstractDuring May to October 1995 in the Mwanza Region of northwestern Tanzania, an in-depth survey on adult and childhood mortality estimation was conducted. Entitled the "Sumve Survey on Adult and Childhood Mortality" (SACM), the study was implemented by the Tanzanian Bureau of Statistics (BOS) and the Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) program with assistance provided by several local institutions. The primary objective of the SACM was to establish whether data useful for the estimation of childhood mortality rates (birth histories) could be collected by proxy from the mothers' sisters. The proxy data on
deceased sisters--that is, women not interviewed in a routine demographic survey---could be used to adjust estimates of childhood mortality where adult mortality is on the rise due to the AIDS pandemic. This type of data collection had not been attempted in Africa. Aside from the methodological aims of the SACM, the study was also intended to provide descriptive information on the demographic situation and use of basic maternity service utilization in the study area for purposes of local program evaluation.
Curtis, Siân L.