Three decadal birth cohorts (1837-1846, 1870-1879 and 1900-1909) each of approximately 500 individuals, were constructed retrospectively through the parish records of the Moravian Mission at Mamre in the Western Cape region of South Africa.
Nominative data collection techniques were used to determine the infant mortality rates (IMR), quinquennial mortality rates (QMR) and life expectancies of the three cohorts.
The quality of the data was investigated, specifically non-registration and attrition.
Overall, male registration coverage was substantially better than that for females.
Birth registration was best for the 1837-1846 cohort for males and females, with the 1900-1909 registration being next best.
Mots-clés Pascal : Mortalité, Nourrisson, Historique, Epidémiologie, Etude cohorte, Milieu rural, Religion, République Sud Africaine, Mission, Homme, Afrique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mortality, Infant, Case history, Epidemiology, Cohort study, Rural environment, Religion, South Africa, Human, Africa
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Cote : 94-0148654
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 199406.