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Mexico - Yucatán Under 5 Verbal Autopsy and Medical Record Review Survey 2017


General Info
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)
Mexico (MEX)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
03/2017 - 11/2017
Data type
  • Health facility
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Verbal autopsy

These data are the product of a collaboration between the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) and the Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán (UADY): a cross-sectional study exploring the delays faced during the search for care by caregivers of children under the age of 5 who died in the State of Yucatán, Mexico, during 2015–2016. Two datasets resulting from the project are available for download. The first contains results of a household census in which interviews were conducted with caregivers of the deceased children. The interview consisted of two parts, a standardized verbal autopsy using neonatal and child modules of the Population Health Metrics Research Consortium (PHMRC) Shortened Questionnaire and a section with questions about health care-seeking behavior during the final illness and household characteristics. The second dataset includes the review of medical records for children who died in medical units of the Secretary of Health of Yucatán.

Anemia, Antenatal care, Assets, Birth asphyxia, Birth weight, Blood pressure, Blood tests, Breastfeeding, Breathing difficulty, Burns, Caesarean section, Cancers, Cardiovascular and circulatory diseases, Cellulitis, Child anthropometry, Child mortality, Complete birth history, Congenital anomalies, Congestion, Contact with venomous animals and plants, Cooking fuels, Cough, Death certificates, Dengue, Diabetes, Diagnosis, Diarrhea, Diarrheal diseases, Digestive diseases, Drownings, Edema, Education, Electricity, Employment, Encephalitis, Falls, Family size, Fatigue, Fever, Gestational age, HIV and AIDS, Health care access, Health care prices, Health care use, Health facilities, Health insurance, Hospitals, Housing conditions, Housing materials, Hypertension, Infant mortality, Infectious diseases, Injuries, Interpersonal violence, Jaundice, Languages, Limited mobility, Live births, Lower respiratory infections, Malaria, Mass media, Maternal mortality, Medical tests, Meningitis, Neonatal jaundice, Neonatal sepsis, Occult blood, Pharmacies, Place of death, Place of delivery, Poisonings, Postnatal care, Pregnancy complications, Preterm birth, Preterm birth complications, Private health facilities, Public health facilities, Refrigeration, Respiratory function tests, Road traffic injuries, Sanitation, Seizures, Sepsis, Skilled birth attendants, Spinal tap, Stillbirths, Stool tests, Sudden infant death syndrome, Suffocation, Symptoms, Telephones, Tetanus, Traditional medicine, Transportation, Tuberculosis, Unintentional injuries, Verbal autopsy, Vomiting, Water supply, Weight, Whooping cough, X-rays