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Afghanistan mortality survey 2010. -- 2011

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Title Afghanistan mortality survey 2010.
Imprint Kabul: Afghan Public Health Institute, Central Statistics Organization, 2011.
Physical Description 285 p. ; 30 cm.
Notes Summary: “The Afghanistan Mortality Survey (AMS) 2010 is the first nationwide survey of its kind. The survey which covers all 34 provinces of the country was designed to measure mortality levels and cause of death, with a special focus on maternal mortality. The information collected in the survey provides mortality trends by age and sex as well as estimates for sub-national, urban-rural and socioeconomic status. Furthermore, the survey provides current data on fertility, family planning and the extent of utilization of maternal and child health services. The impetus for the fielding of a survey of this nature and magnitude came from the critical need for representative and reliable data on the general health status of the country in the wake of decades of war. It was felt that re-construction efforts will benefit from a baseline of information on basic demographic and health estimates for the country as a whole. More importantly, the survey was important for gauging the success of development efforts and years of multi-sectoral investment by international partners. This survey was completed in 87% of the country. However, the survey teams were unable to cover rural areas of Helmand, Kandahar and Zabul provinces for security reasons that account for 9% of the total population or one-third of the population of the south of Afghanistan. Theinsecurity compromised monitoring of field work especially in the South zone.”—(Foreword, p. xiii).
Subject Headings Maternal health services – Afghanistan.
Mothers – Afghanistan – Mortality.
Mortality – Afghanistan – Statistics.
Health surveys – Afghanistan.
Afghanistan – Population – Statistics.
Corporate Body Afghan Public Health Institute, Central Statistics Organization.
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Accession Number 19028
Language English
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Record Number 16516