Individual Study / Mony et al.; BMJ Open. 2015

Estimation of perinatal mortality rate for institutional births in Rajasthan state, India, using capture–recapture technique

Estimation of perinatal mortality rate for institutional births in Rajasthan state, India, using capture–recapture technique

Initiatives -
The objective of this investigation was to estimate the perinatal mortality rate among institutional births and to compare the sensitivities of different data collection methods. Note: All published information has been collected from the article referenced in the Marker Paper box below. Therefore, there may be variations with more advanced versions of the study.
Start Year
2012
Funding
This work was supported by The Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), UK and UBS Optimus Foundation, Switzerland.

Design

Study design
Population cohort

Marker Paper

Mony PK, Varghese B, Thomas T. Estimation of perinatal mortality rate for institutional births in Rajasthan state, India, using capture-recapture technique. BMJ Open. 2015;5(3):e005966. Published 2015 Mar 17. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2014-005966

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Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
6,872
Number of participants with biosamples

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other

Timeline

Population

A hospital-based prospective cohort study was under taken during late 2012 in 21 public sector health facilities of 10 districts of the northern state of Rajasthan,India. A total of 6872 births were included in this epidemiological study.
Selection Criteria
Newborns
Twins
Countries
  • India
Territory
Rajasthan
Ethnic Origin
Health Status

Recruitment

Sources of recruitment
  • General population
General Population
  • Volunteer enrolment

Number of participants

Number of participants
6,872
Number of participants with biosamples
Data Collection Event
All still birth data were from routine governmentre cords (‘passive system’); early neonatal outcome data from government records (‘passive’) were compared against the method of ‘phone-tracking’ of outcomes through the community health worker (‘active system’).
Start Date
2012-11
End Date
2012-11
Data sources
  • Mobile data collection
    • Mobile phone
    • phone-tracking’