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Zambia Sample Vital Registration with Verbal Autopsy (SAVVY) Data 2010


General Info
Zambia (ZMB)
Central, Luapula, Lusaka, Southern
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/2010 - 12/2010
Data type
Vital registration:
  • Sample registration
  • Verbal autopsy

In the pilot phase of this program, SAVVY data were collected from four provinces: Central, Luapula, Lusaka, and Southern. After a baseline census identified deaths that occurred in 2009 and 2010, verbal autopsies were performed. Interviewers used a modified WHO VA questionnaire, and physicians coded causes of death, using ICD-10 guidelines. A total of 1,056 deaths were analyzed in this study.