Journal article

The burden of fatal and non-fatal injury in rural India

M Cardona, R Joshi, RQ Ivers, S Iyengar, CK Chow, S Colman, G Ramakrishna, R Dandona, MR Stevenson, BC Neal

INJURY PREVENTION | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2008

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Little is known about the burden or causes of injury in rural villages in India. OBJECTIVE: To examine injury-related mortality and morbidity in villages in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. METHODS: A verbal-autopsy-based mortality surveillance study was used to collect mortality data on all ages from residents in 45 villages in 2003-2004. In early 2005, a morbidity survey in adults was carried out using stratified random sampling in 20 villages. Participants were asked about injuries sustained in the preceding 12 months. Both fatal and non-fatal injuries were coded using classification methods derived from ICD-10. RESULTS: Response rates for the mortality surveillance and mor..

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