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India Survey of Causes of Death (Rural) 1985


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Survey of Causes of Death (Rural)
India (IND)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/1985 - 12/1985
Series or system 
India Survey of Causes of Death (SCD)
Data type
  • Rural only
  • Subnationally representative
  • Verbal autopsy

The Survey of Causes of Death (SCD), originally known as the Model Registration Scheme, collected data on causes of death in rural areas. In 1985, it covered 1,080 villages in 21 states and 3 union territories. In each village, staff members of primary health centers regularly collected information on births and deaths, including symptoms. Once deaths were registered and probable causes of death were assigned, the data were sent to a state agency for consolidation. The SCD was merged with the Sample Registration System (SRS) in 1999.

Some libraries may be able to procure the report for this survey through the interlibrary loan system.