An evaluation of vital registers as sources of data for infant mortality rates in Cameroon.
Infant mortality rates have been widely used as indicators of health status and the availability, utilization and effectiveness of health services.
Two principal sources of data for infant mortality rates are vital registers and censuses.
This study was designed to evaluate the accuracy of vital registers as sources of data for infant mortality rates in Cameroon.
A household census of births and infant deaths that occurred in Buea Subdivision between 1 November 1991 and 31 October 1992 was conducted to determine the proportion that were registered and the reasons why the remainder were not registered.
The registration coverage was found to be 62% for births and 4% for infant deaths.
Mots-clés Pascal : Etat sanitaire, Mortalité, Nourrisson, Cameroun, Source information, Registre, Précision, Méthodologie, Homme, Afrique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health status, Mortality, Infant, Cameroon, Information source, Register, Accuracy, Methodology, Human, Africa
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0504132
Code Inist : 002B30A01A1. Création : 199501.