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India - Andhra Pradesh Rural Health Initiative Mortality Surveillance 2003-2007


General Info
India (IND)
Andhra Pradesh
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
10/2003 - 09/2007
Data type
  • Verbal autopsy

The Andhra Pradesh Rural Health Initiative (APRHI) was a collaborative effort to improve health outcomes for rural people in Andhra Pradesh. The project evaluated 53 villages in the districts of East Godavari and West Godavari. Over a four year span, starting in October 2003, approximately 6000 deaths were recorded in 45 villages using the verbal autopsy method. In addition to mortality surveillance, APRHI conducted a disease and risk factor assessment, the Rural Andhra Pradesh Cardiovascular Prevention Study (RAPCAPS), and an injury survey.