Largest Dataset ever of cuases of death

Largest ever dataset of causes of death

Posted on October 29, 2014 by in News

In an unprecedented degree of collaboration between health and demographic surveillance systems, all members of the INDEPTH Network, and representing a breakthrough in demonstrating how to provide actual records for deaths on-the-ground, rather than relying on mathematical models, worked on one huge dataset.   The INDEPTH dataset, which is the largest ever of its kind, shows   that in Africa, while the number of deaths from HIV/AIDS has recently declined due to the availability of antiretroviral treatment, the number of deaths from non-communicable diseases such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease has increased, intensifying concerns about risky lifestyle behaviours such as drinking, smoking and poor diet. Click here to read more.