Mexico's quest for a complete mortality data set

Braine, Theresa
March 2006
Bulletin of the World Health Organization;Mar2006, Vol. 84 Issue 3, p166
Academic Journal
The article discusses the challenges of counting deaths in Mexico, where a culture that accepts death may smooth the task of collecting mortality data, but where poverty remains an obstacle to a complete data set. Since the 1980s, more than 90% of the dead have been counted due to the switch to a death certification system. The problem lies in the socioeconomic gaps within the country. The difference in life expectancy between the poorest and the richest states is estimated to be 11 years.


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