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Vital Statistics

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Davis BR; Curb JD; Tung B; Hawkins CM; Ehrman S; Farmer J; Martin M: Standardized physician preparation of death certificates. Controlled Clin Trials 1987 Jun; 8(2):


Duley LM: A validation of underlying cause of death, as recorded by clinicians on stillbirth and neonatal death certificates. Br J Obstet Gynaecol 1986 Dec; 93(12):1233-35.

Haines JL; Conneally PM: Causes of death in Huntington disease as reported on death certificates. Genet Epidemiol 1986; 3(6):417-23.

Hanzlick R: Death certificates, natural death, and alcohol: The problem of underreporting. Am J Forensic Med Pathol 1988 Jun; 9(2):149-50.

Hardy AM; Starcher ET II; Morgan WM; Druker J; Kristal A; Day JM; Kelly C; Ewing E; Curran JW: Review of death certificates to assess completeness of AIDS case reporting. Public Health Rep 1987 Jul-Aug; 102(4):386-91.

Harter L; Starzyk P; Frost F: A comparative study of hospital fetal death records and Washington State fetal death certificates. Am J Public Health 1986 Nov; 76(11):


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Kelson MC; Farebrother M: The effect of inaccuracies in death certification and coding practices in the European Economic Community (EEC) on international cancer mortality statistics. Int J Epidemiol 1987 Sep; 16(3):411-14.

Kelson MC; Heller RF: The effect of death certification and coding practices on observed differences in respiratory disease mortality in 8 E.E.C. countries. Rev Epidemiol Sante Publique 1983; 31(4): 423-32.

Kircher T; Anderson RE: Cause of death. Proper completion of the death certificate. JAMA 1987 Jul 17; 258(3):349-52.

Mackeprang M; Hay S; Lunde AS: Completeness and accuracy of reporting of malformations on birth certificates. HSMHA Health Rep 1972 Jan; 87(1):43-49.

Williams RL; Chen PM: Controlling the rise in cesarean section rates by the dissemination of information from vital records. Am J Public Health 1983 Aug; 73(8):863-67.

Zumwalt RE; Ritter MR: Incorrect death certification. An invitation to obfuscation. Postgrad Med 1987 Jun; 81(8):245-47, 250, 253-54.

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