Access

You are not currently logged in.

Access your personal account or get JSTOR access through your library or other institution:

login

Log in to your personal account or through your institution.

If You Use a Screen Reader

This content is available through Read Online (Free) program, which relies on page scans. Since scans are not currently available to screen readers, please contact JSTOR User Support for access. We'll provide a PDF copy for your screen reader.

Testing Death Registration Completeness in a Group of Premature Infants

Perry B. Rogers, Charles R. Council and James R. Abernathy
Public Health Reports (1896-1970)
Vol. 76, No. 8 (Aug., 1961), pp. 717-724
DOI: 10.2307/4591257
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/4591257
Page Count: 8
  • Read Online (Free)
  • Subscribe ($19.50)
  • Cite this Item
Since scans are not currently available to screen readers, please contact JSTOR User Support for access. We'll provide a PDF copy for your screen reader.
Testing Death Registration Completeness in a Group of Premature Infants
Preview not available

Abstract

Unlike birth registration, there is a dearth of information relative to the completeness of death registration. This is due primarily to two factors: (a) the fact that there is no simple, inexpensive method of testing death registration completeness and (b) the widespread belief that registration of deaths is not a major problem since registrars have some control over death registration through the burial permit system. Through special studies in the field of infant mortality, the North Carolina State Board of Health was made aware that death registration completeness for infants left much to be desired. The present study was designed to effect a method of determining the death registration completeness of premature infants weighing 1,500 gm. or less at birth and to use the method developed in measuring death registration completeness for this group of infants. The results are encouraging and suggest that the methods used in this study could be used among other groups of infants in measuring death registration completeness. The study emphasizes the need for greater efforts in promoting death registration among infants in the low weight groups.

Page Thumbnails

  • Thumbnail: Page 
717
    717
  • Thumbnail: Page 
718
    718
  • Thumbnail: Page 
719
    719
  • Thumbnail: Page 
720
    720
  • Thumbnail: Page 
721
    721
  • Thumbnail: Page 
722
    722
  • Thumbnail: Page 
723
    723
  • Thumbnail: Page 
724
    724