District level statistics provide health care planners necessary information for both identifying priority areas and evaluating existing health are programmes.
Since 1986 an upgraded civil registration system has been in operation in Kilifi district on the Kenyan Coast.
For a one-year period (1992-1993) an indepedent, prospective surveillance for mortality events in a defined population of approximately 51,000 people was conducted as part of intensive demographic studies.
Comparisons between the active surveillance and the civil registration system revealed marked under-reporting of deaths, particularly childbood deaths, to the civil authorities.
Consideration needs to be given to methods of increasing the coverage of civil registration or of developing supplementary alternative methods'of collecting the same information.
Mots-clés Pascal : Registre, Mort, Intérêt, Mortalité, Homme, Kenya, Afrique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Register, Death, Interest, Mortality, Human, Kenya, Africa
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0202045
Code Inist : 002B30A10. Création : 09/06/1995.