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India Study on Causes of Death by Verbal Autopsy 2003


General Info
India (IND)
Assam, Bihar, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/2003 - 12/2003
Data type
  • Verbal autopsy

The Causes of Death by Verbal Autopsy Study used verbal autopsy methods to explore the causes of death in five Indian states during 2003. The five states - Assam, Bihar, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, and Tamil Nadu - were chosen based on their representation of different regions of India.

The verbal autopsy instrument had five components used to ascertain information about infant, child, adult, and maternal mortality. Causes of death were determined according to ICD-10 codes and assigned by physicians. Tabulations display data by age group, region, and cause group.

Abortion, Alcohol use, Anemia, Animal injuries, Antenatal care, Appetite loss, Blood pressure, Blood tests, Blood transfusions, Breast cancer, Breastfeeding, Breathing difficulty, Burns, Cancers, Causes of death, Cervix uteri cancer, Cleft lip and cleft palate, Congenital anomalies, Contact with venomous animals and plants, Cooking fuels, Cough, DTP vaccines, Death certificates, Diabetes, Diarrhea, Drownings, Drug consumption, Education, Electricity, Employment, Exposure to forces of nature, Falls, Family size, Fever, Folic acid supplements, HIV and AIDS, Headache, Health care access, Health care use, Hearing loss, Heart failure, Hepatitis, Homicide, Household air pollution, Housing conditions, Housing materials, Illicit drug use, Immunization, Infant care, Infant mortality, Injections, Injuries, Iron supplements, Jaundice, Length of stay, Liver cancer, Malaria, Malnutrition, Maternal age, Maternal conditions, Maternal hemorrhage, Maternal mortality, Measles, Medical equipment, Medicines, Menstruation, Mental and behavioral disorders, Mortality, Multiple births, Night blindness, Obstetrical equipment, Obstructed labor, Occupations, Oesophagus cancer, Pain, Paralysis, Place of death, Place of delivery, Poisonings, Polio, Postnatal care, Pregnancy, Pregnancy complications, Private health facilities, Public health facilities, Rabies, Rabies vaccines, Religion, Respiratory infections, Road traffic injuries, Sanitation, Seizures, Sickle cell disorders, Skilled birth attendants, Skin cancers, Stomach cancer, Suicide, Symptoms, Syphilis, Tetanus toxoid vaccines, Thyroid cancer, Tobacco smoking, Trachea, bronchus, and lung cancers, Transportation, Tuberculosis, Unintentional injuries, Verbal autopsy, Vision loss, Vital statistics, Vomiting, Water supply, Weight change, Whooping cough, Tetanus, Diphtheria, Abortive outcome