Reliable mortality statistics for Turkey: Are we there yet?

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ÖZDEMİR R., Rao C., Ocek Z. A. , Horasan G. D.

BMC PUBLIC HEALTH, vol.15, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/s12889-015-1904-1
  • Title of Journal : BMC PUBLIC HEALTH


Background: The Turkish government has implemented several reforms to improve the Turkish Statistical Institute Death Reporting System (TURKSTAT-DRS) since 2009. However, there has been no assessment to evaluate the impact of these reforms on causes of death statistics. This study attempted to analyse the impact of these reforms on the TURKSTAT-DRS for Turkey, and in the case of Izmir, one of the most developed provinces in Turkey.