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Population survey sampling methods in a rural African setting: measuring mortality

Fottrell, E; Byass, P; (2008) Population survey sampling methods in a rural African setting: measuring mortality. Population Health Metrics , 6 , Article 2. 10.1186/1478-7954-6-2. Green open access

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Abstract

Population-based sample surveys and sentinel surveillance methods are commonly used as substitutes for more widespread health and demographic monitoring and intervention studies in resource-poor settings. Such methods have been criticised as only being worthwhile if the results can be extrapolated to the surrounding 100-fold population. With an emphasis on measuring mortality, this study explores the extent to which choice of sampling method affects the representativeness of 1% sample data in relation to various demographic and health parameters in a rural, developing-country setting.

Type: Article
Title: Population survey sampling methods in a rural African setting: measuring mortality
Location: England
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1186/1478-7954-6-2
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1478-7954-6-2
Language: English
Additional information: © 2008 Fottrell and Byass; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute for Global Health
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1314720
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