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Improving Methods to Measure Comparable Mortality by Cause - Gold Standard Verbal Autopsy Data 2011-2014


General Info
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)
India (IND)
Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh
Mexico (MEX)
Ciudad de México
Eastern Highlands
Dar es Salaam, Pemba North, Pemba South
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/2011 - 12/2014
Data type
  • Verbal autopsy

These data were collected and compiled as part of the Improving Methods to Measure Comparable Mortality by Cause (IMMCMC) project, funded by Australia's National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC). Verbal autopsies (VAs) were conducted between 2011 and 2014 in three sites: Bohol, Philippines; Chandpur and Comila Districts, Bangladesh; and Central and Eastern Highlands Provinces, Papua New Guinea. Diagnostic criteria and cause lists similar to those employed in the Population Health Metrics Research Consortium (PHMRC) study were used to identify gold standard (GS) deaths. This study added 3512 deaths (2491 adults, 320 children, and 701 neonates) to the GS VA database created from the PHMRC study. This dataset contains the combined PHMRC and IMMCMC data for an updated GS VA database.