Sudan

Sudan: Preliminary results of second crude mortality survey 2005

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Survey Objectives
- To estimate the mortality among the crisis-affected populations in the of Greater Darfur Region

- Analyze differences between different groups

- Analyze differences with the previous survey

- Identify major causes of strengthen health and surveillance systems

Survey Plan and Methods

- Two stage cluster survey (W and N 90 clusters, S. Darfur 63 clusters)

- Basic unit -- Household

- Randomly selected clusters for each State

- Probability proportional to size

- Separate estimates for Camp IDP, Non-Camp IDP, Resident,

- Trained interviewers, total survey staff

Survey background

- Commissioned by Humanitarian Coordinator

- Undertaken with Fed. Ministry of Health

- Survey period: May 29 -- June 21, 2005

- Recall period: Mid November, 2004 -- June 5 , 2005 (North), Mid Nov -- June 9 (West), Mid November -- June? (South)

- Survey area Greater Darfur (North, West, South)

Survey Staff

National Supervisors 18

National Co-coordinators 3

International Supervisors 10

International Co-coordinators 6

Interviewers 40

TOTAL 77

Mortality in Darfur by population group, age and State

Age
Groups
North Darfur
West Darfur
South
IDPs camps
IDPs outside
Resid.
IDPs camps
IDPs outside
Resid.
IDPs camps
All ages
0.8
(0.5-1.0)
0.9
(0.6-1.3)
0.8
(0.5-1.1)
0.8
(0.5-1.2)
0.5
(0.4-0.8)
0.4
(0.3-06)
0.9
(0.6-1.3)
Under 5
years
1.5
(0.9-2.4)
1.8
(0.8-3.4)
1.1
(0.7-1.7)
1.0
(0.5-1.7)
0.8
(0.5-1.4)
0.7
(0.2-1.4)
2.6
(1.5-4.1)

Mortality rate is calculated per 10 000/day, 95% confidence limit.

Cause of Death; Comments

- Meningitis outbreak in both States

- Diarrhea disease main cause in W and S Darfur

- Injuries main cause in N. Darfur

- Malnutrition not a major issue at this time

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