Changes in the quality of cause-of-death statistics in Brazil: garbage codes among registered deaths in 1996–2016

Abstract Background Registered causes in vital statistics classified as garbage codes (GC) are considered indicators of quality of cause-of-death data. Our aim was to describe temporal changes in this quality in Brazil, and the leading GCs according to levels assembled for the Global Burden of Disea...

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Main Authors: Elisabeth França, Lenice Harumi Ishitani, Renato Teixeira, Bruce B. Duncan, Fatima Marinho, Mohsen Naghavi
Format: Article
Published: BMC 2020-09-01
Series:Population Health Metrics
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