Series and Systems
Survey families or dataset series are data collection efforts that occurred over a period of time or in several geographic locations, using the same or very similar data collection methodology and instruments. Series may be multinational -- collected in more than one country -- or in a single country. Usually all the datasets in the series are collected with the support of the same institution or institutions, but individual surveys or datasets may have the support or assistance of additional parties. The advantage of series from a research perspective is that often data from a series are more easily comparable than data from a variety of sources.
The INDEPTH Study on Global Ageing and Adult Health provides data on ageing populations living within the INDEPTH health and demographic surveillance sites (HDSS).
The Singapore Cancer Registry is a comprehensive population-based cancer registry that began in January 1968. In April 2001, it came under the auspices of the National Disease Registries Office (NDRO).
Survey series conducted for surveillance of the HIV epidemic in South Africa.
This system collects data on live births, stillbirths, deaths and marriages.
The Central Cancer Registry was established in 1980. It collects, manages, analyzes, and distributes data including cancer incidence and survival, including annual reports and other statistics.
The National Cancer Control Programme of Sri Lanka, established 1980, started a Hospital Based Cancer Registry in 1985. Its first publication was in 1990 for data from 1985.
The SHARE Study is a multi-country longitudinal study of aging in Europe.
This survey was conducted to collect information on the health of elderly populations in select Central and Latin American countries.
The Sweden Cause of Death Register collects data on deaths by age, sex, cause, place of death, and municipality of residence.