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Zambia Sample Vital Registration with Verbal Autopsy (SAVVY) 2015-2016


General Info
Zambia (ZMB)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/2015 - 12/2016
Data type
Vital registration:
  • Nationally representative
  • Sample registration
  • Urban-rural representative
  • Verbal autopsy

In the follow-up to the 2010-2012 phase of this program, SAVVY data were collected from all provinces. Interviewers used a modified WHO VA questionnaire, and physicians coded causes of death, using ICD-10 guidelines. A total of 4,350 deaths were recorded in a sample population of 500,000, representing 350 sampling clusters.