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Profile: The KEMRI/CDC Health and Demographic Surveillance System--Western Kenya

Odhiambo, F. O., Laserson, K. F., Sewe, M., Hamel, M. J., Feikin, D. R., Adazu, K., Ogwang, S., Obor, D., Amek, N., Bayoh, N., Ombok, M., Lindblade, K., Desai, M., terKuile, Feiko ORCID:, Phillips-Howard, Penelope ORCID:, van Eijk, Anna ORCID:, Rosen, D., Hightower, A., Ofware, P., Muttai, H., Nahlen, B., DeCock, K., Slutsker, L., Breiman, R. F. and Vulule, J. M. (2012) 'Profile: The KEMRI/CDC Health and Demographic Surveillance System--Western Kenya'. International Journal of Epidemiology, Vol 41, Issue 4, pp. 977-987.

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The KEMRI/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Health and Demographic Surveillance System (HDSS) is located in Rarieda, Siaya and Gem Districts (Siaya County), lying northeast of Lake Victoria in Nyanza Province, western Kenya. The KEMRI/CDC HDSS, with approximately 220 000 inhabitants, has been the foundation for a variety of studies, including evaluations of insecticide-treated bed nets, burden of diarrhoeal disease and tuberculosis, malaria parasitaemia and anaemia, treatment strategies and immunological correlates of malaria infection, and numerous HIV, tuberculosis, malaria and diarrhoeal disease treatment and vaccine efficacy and effectiveness trials for more than a decade. Current studies include operations research to measure the uptake and effectiveness of the programmatic implementation of integrated malaria control strategies, HIV services, newly introduced vaccines and clinical trials. The HDSS provides general demographic and health information (such as population age structure and density, fertility rates, birth and death rates, in- and out-migrations, patterns of health care access and utilization and the local economics of health care) as well as disease- or intervention-specific information. The HDSS also collects verbal autopsy information on all deaths. Studies take advantage of the sampling frame inherent in the HDSS, whether at individual, household/compound or neighbourhood level.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WA Public Health > Health Problems of Special Population Groups > WA 395 Health in developing countries
WA Public Health > Statistics. Surveys > WA 900 Public health statistics
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Depositing User: Martin Chapman
Date Deposited: 22 Apr 2014 15:58
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2019 14:16


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