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The Quality and Completeness of 2008 Perinatal and Under-five Mortality Data from Vital Registration, Jamaica

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.115
Pages: 
3–16
Synopsis: 
Registration of stillbirths (69%) and under-five deaths (79%) improved from 1998–2008. Stillbirth certificates lacked cause of death information and neonatal deaths due to prematurity and birth asphyxia were often misclassified. Stillbirth, infant and under-five mortality rates were 15, 20 and 22/1000, respectively.
 

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Objective:  To evaluate the completeness and timeliness of registration of stillbirths and under-five deaths and the validity of the certification and coding process.

Accepted: 
18 Mar, 2015
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e-Published: 28 Apr, 2015

The Changing Face of Death in Trinidad and Tobago, before and after Independence

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Pages: 
452–9
Synopsis: 
This study compared the changing patterns of mortality in infants and adults during the pre-independence and postindependence eras in Trinidad and Tobago. The main challenges in the pre-independence period arose predominantly from infectious diseases and in the post-independence period from non-communicable diseases (NCDs). This rising tide of NCDs is the most important challenge in the new millennium to the structure and delivery of healthcare services.

                                                                             

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Objectives: The aim of this study is to compare the changing patterns of mortality in adults and infants during the pre-independence period 1953–1962 with the post-independence period 1962–2006 thus providing evidence for the burden of disease and the impact of independence on the state of health of
the nation.

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e-Published: 21 Aug, 2013
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