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ANACONDA mortality and cause of death assessment report template thumbnail
ANACONDA mortality and cause of death assessment report template

This template has been developed to assist countries in writing a report about the quality of mortality and cause of death data in their countries or a sub-region. It uses ANACONDA to calculate indicators and produce charts and tables. Countries can include all the ten steps of ANACONDA or select a smaller sub-set to focus with. Additional data from other sources (such as UN agencies or country reports) can be included as appropriate.

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Publication date: February 2019

Resource type: CRVS resources and tools

Related resources: Guidance for assessing and interpreting the quality of mortality data using ANACONDA

 

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ANACONDA mortality and cause of death assessment report template Portuguese version thumbnail (Relatório de avaliação da qualidade dos dados sobre mortalidade)
ANACONDA mortality and cause of death assessment report template - Portuguese version (Relatório de avaliação da qualidade dos dados sobre mortalidade)

Este modelo foi desenvolvido para ajudar os países a escrever um relatório de avaliação da qualidade dos dados sobre mortalidade, utilizando ANACONDA. Podem ser incluídas todas as seções, tabelas e gráficos indicados, ou selecionar um subconjunto menor para trabalhar.

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Publication date: January 2019

Resource type: CRVS resources and tools

Related resources: Course prospectus: ANACONDA; Guidance for assessing and interpreting the quality of mortality data using ANACONDA


ANACONDA Quick reference guide: 10 steps thumbnail
ANACONDA Quick reference guide: 10 steps

Summarises the 10 main steps in ANACONDA, including key outputs and data quality checks for mortality and cause of death statistics.

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Publication date: July 2017

Resource type: CRVS resources and tools

Related resources: Course prospectus: ANACONDA

 


ANACONDA Quick reference guide: 10 steps - Chinese version thumbnail
ANACONDA Quick reference guide: 10 steps - Chinese version

Summarises the 10 main steps in ANACONDA, including key outputs and data quality checks for mortality and cause of death statistics.

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Publication date: March 2019

Resource type: CRVS resources and tools

Related resources: Course prospectus: ANACONDA

 


Summarises the 10 main steps in ANACONDA, including key outputs and data quality checks for mortality and cause of death statistics.
ANACONDA Quick reference guide: 10 steps - Russian version

Summarises the 10 main steps in ANACONDA, including key outputs and data quality checks for mortality and cause of death statistics.

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Publication date: March 2019

Resource type: CRVS resources and tools

Related resources: Course prospectus: ANACONDA

 


ANACONDA: a new tool to improve mortality and cause of death data thumbnail
ANACONDA: a new tool to improve mortality and cause of death data

This paper discusses the utility of the ANACONDA tool for countries looking to improve the reliability and timeliness of their mortality data.

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Authors: Mikkelsen, L, Moesgaard, K, Hegnauer, M, Lopez, A

Publication date: March 2020

Resource type: CRVS peer-reviewed publications

Source: BMC Medicine


CRVS course prospectus
ANACONDA thumbnail
Course prospectus: ANACONDA

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Publication date: February 2017

Resource type: CRVS course prospectus

Related resources: ANACONDA Quick reference guide: 10 steps


Course prospectus: Estimating completeness of birth and death registration thumbnail
Course prospectus: Estimating completeness of birth and death registration

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Publication date: October 2017

Resource type: CRVS resources and tools

Related resources: Summary: The importance of routinely measuring birth and death registration completeness


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CRVS birth and death statistics report template

This template has been designed to ensure that useful data on birth and death will become available for policy through annual reporting.

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Author: University of Melbourne

Resource type: CRVS resources and tools

Related resources: Improving vital statistics for informing policy: The importance of data quality


Estimating the completeness of death registration: An empirical method
Estimating the completeness of death registration: An empirical method

Many national and subnational governments need to routinely measure the completeness of death registration for monitoring and statistical purposes. Existing methods, such as death distribution and capture-recapture methods, have a number of limitations such as inaccuracy and complexity that prevent widespread application. This paper presents a novel empirical method to estimate completeness of death registration at the national and subnational level.

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Authors: Adair T, Lopez AD

Publication date: May 2018

Resource type: CRVS technical outcome series

Related resources: Summary: A new method for estimating the completeness of death registration

Source: PLoS ONE


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Fellowship profile: Assessing the quality of mortality statistics in Shanghai

In 2017, Dr Tan Ziwen came to the University to learn about how to routinely assess the quality of vital statistics data using ANACONDA.

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Author: Ziwen, T

Publication date: April 2018

Resource type: CRVS Fellowship reports and profiles

Related resources: CRVS country overview: China (Shanghai)


Fellowship profile: Customising ANACONDA and strengthening the quality of mortality data in Brazil thumbnail
Fellowship profile: Customising ANACONDA and strengthening the quality of mortality data in Brazil

Between August and September 2017, Ana Cláudia Medeiros de Souza, from the Ministry of Health, Brazil, spent time at the Swiss Tropical and Public Health (Swiss TPH) Institute, University of Basel, to translate into Portuguese the mortality and cause of death assessment tool, ANACONDA. She then came to the University of Melbourne in September 2018 to translate the newly-developed ANACONDA Mortality Data Quality Assessment Report template and adapt it for use at the sub-national level in Brazil.

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Author: Medeiros de Souza AC

Publication date: February 2019

Resource type: CRVS country perspectives - fellowship profile

Related resources: CRVS country overview: Brazil

O que é ANACONDA? Uma perspectiva brasileira / What is ANACONDA? A Brazilian perspective video

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Fellowship profile: Understanding patterns and trends in mortality in Shanghai

From January to March 2019, Dr Chen Lei from Shanghai Municipal Center for Disease Control and Prevention (SCDC) came to the University of Melbourne to receive support in analysing medical records reviews and analysis of verbal autopsy (VA) data. This fellowship profile documents Chen Lei’s experiences whilst at Melbourne, including what she worked on, what she learned, and what impact this might have on improving the quality of mortality data in Shanghai.

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Greenland: ANACONDA data quality assessment report, 2006-15 thumbnail
Greenland: ANACONDA data quality assessment report, 2006-15

The analyses presented in this report are based on a quality review conducted on the mortality and cause of death data that Greenland's Chief Medical Officer collected from 2006-2015. The assessment was performed using the ANACONDA tool (version 4.0).

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Author: Iburg, KM, Mikkelsen, L, Richards, N

Publication date: March 2020

Resource type: CRVS analyses and evaluations


CRVS technical guide - Guidance for assessing and
interpreting the quality of
mortality data using ANACONDA thumnbail
Guidance for assessing and interpreting the quality of mortality data using ANACONDA

For users of ANACONDA (statisticians and/or analysts in health and statistics departments, researchers, or other experts working with mortality data).

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Authors: Mikkelsen L, Lopez AD

Publication date: October 2017

Resource type: CRVS technical guide

Related resources: Course prospectus: ANACONDA


Guidance for assessing and interpreting the quality of mortality data using ANACONDA - Russian version thumbnail
Guidance for assessing and interpreting the quality of mortality data using ANACONDA - Russian version

For users of ANACONDA (statisticians and/or analysts in health and statistics departments, researchers, or other experts working with mortality data).

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Authors: Mikkelsen L, Lopez AD

Publication date: October 2017

Resource type: CRVS resources and tools

Related resources: Course prospectus: ANACONDA


Guía para evaluar e interpretar la calidad de los datos de mortalidad utilizando: ANACONDA
Guidance for assessing and interpreting the quality of mortality data using ANACONDA - Spanish version (Guía para evaluar e interpretar la calidad de los datos de mortalidad utilizando: ANACONDA)

El documento es para usuarios de ANACONDA, una herramienta electrónica para el control de calidad de los datos de mortalidad.

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Autores: Mikkelsen L, Lopez AD (Universidad de Melbourne)

Fecha de publicación: Octubre de 2017

Tipo de recurso: CRVS recursos y herramientas

Recursos relacionados: Guidance for assessing and interpreting the quality of mortality data using ANACONDA


Guidance for assessing and interpreting the quality of mortality data using ANACONDA – Chinese version
Guidance for assessing and interpreting the quality of mortality data using ANACONDA – Chinese version

For users of ANACONDA (statisticians and/or analysts in health and statistics departments, researchers, or other experts working with mortality data).

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Authors: Mikkelsen L, Lopez AD (University of Melbourne)

Publication date: October 2017

Resource type: CRVS resources and tools

Related resources: Course prospectus: ANACONDA


CRVS technical guide
Guidance for interpreting
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Guidelines for interpreting verbal autopsy data

These guidelines provide five steps for users of verbal autopsy (VA) to follow to help them interpret and present their data, and thus improve the utility of VA data for public health decision making. The five steps are: understand the VA population; estimate the completeness of VA death reporting; assess the plausibility of the age-sex distribution of deaths from VA; conduct a plausibility analysis on the cause-specific mortality fractions from VA; and present the main findings of your VA data for policy action.

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Improving vital statistics for informed policy: The importance of data quality thumbnail
Improving vital statistics for informed policy: The importance of data quality

Outlines the importance of quality, and simple procedures for checking data quality from collection to analysis.

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Author: University of Melbourne

Publication date: March 2018

Resource type: CRVS best-practice and advocacy

Related resources: ANACONDA 10 steps: Quick reference guide


Redefining 'garbage codes' for public health policy: Report on the expert group meeting
Redefining 'garbage codes' for public health policy: Report on the expert group meeting

Describes the new classification of 'unusable codes' that cause most harm, allowing countries to design targeted interventions for improvement.

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Author: University of Melbourne

Publication date: May 2018

Resource type: CRVS best-practice and advocacy

Related resources: Summary: Redefining 'garbage codes' for public health policy

Brazil's health data: How have they improved so much and so quickly? video

Summary: A new method for estimating the completeness of death registration thumbnail
Summary: A new method for estimating the completeness of death registration

Explains a new method to estimate the completeness of death registration using widely available country data.

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Publication date: May 2018

Resource type: CRVS best-practice and advocacy

Related resources: Estimating the completeness of death registration: An empirical method


Summary: Improving vital statistics for informed policy
Summary: Improving vital statistics for informed policy

Briefly explains the importance of data quality assessments and basic data quality checks to perform

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Publication date: February 2018

Resource type: CRVS summary

Related resources: Course prospectus: ANACONDA


CRVS analyses and evaluations
Monitoring CRVS data quality and progress thumbnail
Summary: Monitoring CRVS data quality and progress

Summarises key points from the Lancet series paper, which discussed results from a global assessment of CRVS systems, and the development of a composite index, the Vital Statistics Performance Index (VSPI) that can monitor data quality and progress over time.

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Publication date: August 2018

Resource type: CRVS summary

Related resources: A global assessment of civil registration and vital statistics systems: Monitoring data quality and progress

Source: Lancet


CRVS best-practice and advocacy
Summary: Redefining 'garbage codes' for
public health policy thumbnail
Summary: Redefining 'garbage codes' for public health policy

Describes the alternative classification of garbage codes used in ANACONDA that better aligns with public health priorities.

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Publication date: July 2018

Resource type: CRVS best-practice and advocacy

Related resources: Redefining 'garbage codes' for public health policy: Report on the expert group meeting, 27-28 February 2017


CRVS best-practice and advocacy
The importance of routinely measuring birth
and death registration completeness thumbnail
The importance of routinely measuring birth and death registration completeness

Highlights the importance of measuring registration completeness and the impact it has on fertility and mortality statistics.

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Publication date: April 2018

Resource type: CRVS best-practice and advocacy

Related resources: Summary: A new method for estimating the completeness of death registration


Understanding uncertainty in ANACONDA results due to small numbers of deaths: Guidance for users thumbnail
Understanding uncertainty in ANACONDA results due to small numbers of deaths: Guidance for users

This document provides guidance to ANACONDA users to help inform decisions on the appropriate number of deaths necessary to have confidence in ANACONDA results for a population or sub-population.

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Authors: Tim Adair

Publication date: May 2020

Resource type: CRVS best-practice and advocacy

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