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Bangladesh - Chandpur and Comilla District Verbal Autopsy Study 2011-2014


General Info
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/2011 - 04/2014
Data type
  • Verbal autopsy

This study gathered information about the deaths of residents in the Matlab Health and Demographic Surveillance System area, as well as residents of the Chandpur and Comilla Districts. Data collection occurred at Comilla Medical College Hospital, Chandpur District Hospital, all upazila health complexes in the Chandpur district, and some private hospitals in the Chandpur district.

Once the death data were collected from hospitals, verbal autopsy interviews were conducted in households. Questionnaires for these interviews covered several topics, including diseases and symptoms predating death, housing conditions, health care use, and access to health facilities.