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India - Maharashtra Survey of Causes of Deaths 2014


General Info
Original or alternative title 
India Survey of Causes of Deaths Scheme (Rural) 2014
India (IND)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/2014 - 12/2014
Series or system 
India Survey of Causes of Death (SCD)
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Rural only
The Survey of Causes of Death (SCD) collected fertility and mortality data from rural households of Maharashtra. Field agents visited villages twice a month, and they interviewed family members when deaths have occurred in the households. Medical officers assigned the cause of death based on verbal autopsies. The SCD scheme was discontinued at the national level in 1997, but the state of Maharashtra continued using the survey to analyze mortality trends in rural areas.