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Health and demographic surveillance systems: a step towards full civil registration and vital statistics system in sub-Sahara Africa?

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, September 2012
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Title
Health and demographic surveillance systems: a step towards full civil registration and vital statistics system in sub-Sahara Africa?
Published in
BMC Public Health, September 2012
DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-12-741
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Authors

Yazoume Ye, Marilyn Wamukoya, Alex Ezeh, Jacques B O Emina, Osman Sankoh

Abstract

In the developed world, information on vital events is routinely collected nationally to inform population and health policies. However, in many low-and middle-income countries, especially those in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), there is a lack of effective and comprehensive national civil registration and vital statistics system. In the past decades, the number of Health and Demographic Surveillance Systems (HDSSs) has increased throughout SSA. An HDSS monitors births, deaths, causes of death, migration, and other health and socio-economic indicators within a defined population over time. Currently, the International Network for the Continuous Demographic Evaluation of Populations and Their Health (INDEPTH) brings together 38 member research centers which run 44 HDSS sites from 20 countries in Africa, Asia and Oceana. Thirty two of these HDSS sites are in SSA.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 5 2%
India 4 2%
United States 3 1%
France 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Pakistan 1 <1%
Kenya 1 <1%
Portugal 1 <1%
Unknown 221 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 50 21%
Student > Ph. D. Student 41 17%
Researcher 39 16%
Other 10 4%
Student > Doctoral Student 10 4%
Other 53 22%
Unknown 35 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 53 22%
Social Sciences 50 21%
Nursing and Health Professions 30 13%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 9 4%
Mathematics 7 3%
Other 43 18%
Unknown 46 19%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 16. 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 March 2021.
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#1,738,235
of 20,533,864 outputs
Outputs from BMC Public Health
#1,937
of 13,393 outputs
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#11,539
of 149,725 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Public Health
#1
of 8 outputs
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