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Feasibility of using a World Health Organization-standard methodology for Sample Vital Registration with Verbal Autopsy (SAVVY) to report leading causes of death in Zambia: results of a pilot in four…

Overview of attention for article published in Population Health Metrics, August 2011
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Title
Feasibility of using a World Health Organization-standard methodology for Sample Vital Registration with Verbal Autopsy (SAVVY) to report leading causes of death in Zambia: results of a pilot in four provinces, 2010
Published in
Population Health Metrics, August 2011
DOI 10.1186/1478-7954-9-40
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Authors

Sheila S Mudenda, Stanley Kamocha, Robert Mswia, Martha Conkling, Palver Sikanyiti, Dara Potter, William C Mayaka, Melissa A Marx

Abstract

Verbal autopsy (VA) can be used to describe leading causes of death in countries like Zambia where vital events registration does not produce usable data. The objectives of this study were to assess the feasibility of using verbal autopsy to determine age-, sex-, and cause-specific mortality in a community-based setting in Zambia and to estimate overall age-, sex-, and cause-specific mortality in the four provinces sampled.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 94 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Pakistan 1 1%
Brazil 1 1%
South Africa 1 1%
Spain 1 1%
United States 1 1%
Unknown 89 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 23 24%
Researcher 18 19%
Student > Ph. D. Student 11 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 6%
Student > Bachelor 6 6%
Other 22 23%
Unknown 8 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 32 34%
Social Sciences 15 16%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 8 9%
Nursing and Health Professions 7 7%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 4%
Other 14 15%
Unknown 14 15%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 January 2013.
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#5,629,564
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#11
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