Search for dissertations about: "Peter Byass"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 13 swedish dissertations containing the words Peter Byass.

  1. 1. Striving against adversity. : the dynamics of migration, health and poverty in rural South Africa

    Author : Mark A Collinson; Peter Byass; Gunnar Malmberg; Kathleen Kahn; Michael White; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; migration; temporary migration; permanent migration; refugee settlement; socioeconomic status; HIV transmission; adult mortality; child mortaality; returning to die; Epidemiology; Epidemiologi; Epidemiology; epidemiologi;

    Abstract :  Background: The study is based in post-apartheid South Africa and looks at the health and well being of households in the rural northeast. Temporary migration remains important in South Africa because it functions as a mainstay for income and even survival of rural communities. READ MORE

  2. 2. Counted - and then? : trends in child mortality within an Ethiopian demographic surveillance site

    Author : Anders Emmelin; Stig Wall; Peter Byass; Tord Kjellström; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; child mortality; developing countries; demographic surveillance; equity; Public health science; Folkhälsovetenskap; Epidemiology; epidemiologi;

    Abstract : Background Knowledge of the state of health of a population is necessary for planning for health services for that population. It is  a paradox that the health of populations is most commonly measured by mortality and cause of death patterns, but the absence of medical services available to a majority of the world population has made it unavoidable to equate “state of health” with “cause of death pattern”. READ MORE

  3. 3. Mortality and survival from childhood to old age in rural Ethiopia

    Author : Mesganaw Fantahun; Ulf Högberg; Stig Wall; Peter Byass; Yemane Berhane; Thorkild Tylleskär; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Mortality; survival; children; adults; elderly; cause of death; determinants; Ethiopia; Epidemiology; Epidemiologi;

    Abstract : This thesis examines ways of establishing cause of death, assessing trends in mortality, and identifying factors that affect mortality and survival among the different population groups in rural and semi-urban Ethiopia. These data are important for health care planning; however, such vital data are unavailable in many developing countries. READ MORE

  4. 4. Dying to count : mortality surveillance methods in resource-poor settings

    Author : Edward F Fottrell; Peter Byass; Heiko Becher; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; mortality; surveillance; verbal autopsy; survey methods; Epidemiology; Epidemiologi;

    Abstract : Background Mortality data are critical to understanding and monitoring changes in population health status over time. Nevertheless, the majority of people living in the world’s poorest countries, where the burden of disease is highest, remain outside any kind of systematic health surveillance. READ MORE

  5. 5. Maternal Mortality Then, Now, and Tomorrow : The Experience of Tigray Region, Northern Ethiopia

    Author : Hagos Godefay Debeb; John Kinsman; Peter Byass; Afework Mulugeta; Wendy Graham; Bernt Lindtjoern; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : Maternal mortality; intervention; ambulance; family folder; case-control; cross-sectional survey; verbal autopsy; Tigray; Ethiopia; Epidemiology; epidemiologi;

    Abstract : AbstractBackground: Maternal mortality is one of the most sensitive indicators of the health disparities between poorer and richer nations. It is also one of the most difficult health outcomes to measure reliably. In many settings, major challenges remain in terms of both measuring and reducing maternal mortality effectively. READ MORE