P Byass

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Publications

  1. pmc Assessing a new approach to verbal autopsy interpretation in a rural Ethiopian community: the InterVA model
    Mesganaw Fantahun
    Department of Community Health, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
    Bull World Health Organ 84:204-10. 2006
  2. pmc Demonstrating the robustness of population surveillance data: implications of error rates on demographic and mortality estimates
    Edward Fottrell
    Umeå International School of Public Health, Epidemiology and Public Health Sciences, Umea University, Sweden
    BMC Med Res Methodol 8:13. 2008
  3. pmc Young adult and middle age mortality in Butajira demographic surveillance site, Ethiopia: lifestyle, gender and household economy
    Mesganaw Fantahun
    Department of Community Health, Addis Ababa University, PO Box 24762, Code 1000, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    BMC Public Health 8:268. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint The role of demographic surveillance systems (DSS) in assessing the health of communities: an example from rural Ethiopia
    P Byass
    Epidemiology, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umea University, Sweden
    Public Health 116:145-50. 2002
  5. ncbi request reprint Patterns of local migration and their consequences in a rural Ethiopian population
    Peter Byass
    Epidemiology, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umea University, Sweden
    Scand J Public Health 31:58-62. 2003
  6. ncbi request reprint Empirical modelling of population sampling: lessons for designing sentinel surveillance
    P Byass
    Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umea University, Umeå 90185, Sweden
    Public Health 117:36-42. 2003
  7. ncbi request reprint Patterns of mortality in Bavi, Vietnam, 1999-2001
    Peter Byass
    Umeå International School of Public Health, Umea University, Umea, Sweden
    Scand J Public Health Suppl 62:8-11. 2003
  8. pmc Refining a probabilistic model for interpreting verbal autopsy data
    Peter Byass
    Umeå International School of Public Health, Umea University, Umea, Sweden
    Scand J Public Health 34:26-31. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint A probabilistic approach to interpreting verbal autopsies: methodology and preliminary validation in Vietnam
    Peter Byass
    Umeå International School of Public Health, Umea, Sweden
    Scand J Public Health Suppl 62:32-7. 2003
  10. doi request reprint Motherhood, migration and mortality in Dikgale: modelling life events among women in a rural South African community
    P Byass
    Umeå Centre for Global Health Research, Umea University, 90185 Umea, Sweden
    Public Health 125:318-23. 2011

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  1. pmc Assessing a new approach to verbal autopsy interpretation in a rural Ethiopian community: the InterVA model
    Mesganaw Fantahun
    Department of Community Health, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
    Bull World Health Organ 84:204-10. 2006
    ..We compared results with those obtained after review of the VA by local physicians, with a view to validating the model as a community-based tool...
  2. pmc Demonstrating the robustness of population surveillance data: implications of error rates on demographic and mortality estimates
    Edward Fottrell
    Umeå International School of Public Health, Epidemiology and Public Health Sciences, Umea University, Sweden
    BMC Med Res Methodol 8:13. 2008
    ..Such knowledge is also of particular importance if the outputs of DSSs are to be extrapolated and aggregated with realistic margins of error and validity...
  3. pmc Young adult and middle age mortality in Butajira demographic surveillance site, Ethiopia: lifestyle, gender and household economy
    Mesganaw Fantahun
    Department of Community Health, Addis Ababa University, PO Box 24762, Code 1000, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    BMC Public Health 8:268. 2008
    ..The aim of this study is to explore patterns of adult (15-64 years) mortality in an Ethiopian population over time, by gender, urban or rural lifestyle, causes of death and in relation to household economic status and decision-making...
  4. ncbi request reprint The role of demographic surveillance systems (DSS) in assessing the health of communities: an example from rural Ethiopia
    P Byass
    Epidemiology, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umea University, Sweden
    Public Health 116:145-50. 2002
    ..Methodological issues underlying this approach need further exploration and development...
  5. ncbi request reprint Patterns of local migration and their consequences in a rural Ethiopian population
    Peter Byass
    Epidemiology, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umea University, Sweden
    Scand J Public Health 31:58-62. 2003
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint Empirical modelling of population sampling: lessons for designing sentinel surveillance
    P Byass
    Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umea University, Umeå 90185, Sweden
    Public Health 117:36-42. 2003
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint Patterns of mortality in Bavi, Vietnam, 1999-2001
    Peter Byass
    Umeå International School of Public Health, Umea University, Umea, Sweden
    Scand J Public Health Suppl 62:8-11. 2003
    ..This paper describes detailed mortality findings from a sample drawn from the population of one district of northern Vietnam, over the three-year period 1999-2001...
  8. pmc Refining a probabilistic model for interpreting verbal autopsy data
    Peter Byass
    Umeå International School of Public Health, Umea University, Umea, Sweden
    Scand J Public Health 34:26-31. 2006
    ..To build on the previously reported development of a Bayesian probabilistic model for interpreting verbal autopsy (VA) data, attempting to improve the model's performance in determining cause of death and to reassess it...
  9. ncbi request reprint A probabilistic approach to interpreting verbal autopsies: methodology and preliminary validation in Vietnam
    Peter Byass
    Umeå International School of Public Health, Umea, Sweden
    Scand J Public Health Suppl 62:32-7. 2003
    ..Other approaches such as algorithms and neural networks have been developed in some settings. This paper aims to develop a method that is simple, reliable and consistent, which could represent an advance in VA interpretation...
  10. doi request reprint Motherhood, migration and mortality in Dikgale: modelling life events among women in a rural South African community
    P Byass
    Umeå Centre for Global Health Research, Umea University, 90185 Umea, Sweden
    Public Health 125:318-23. 2011
    ..Although particular types of life events in populations are often studied separately, this study investigated the joint effects of three major event types in South African women's lives: motherhood, migration and mortality...
  11. doi request reprint Identifying humanitarian crises in population surveillance field sites: simple procedures and ethical imperatives
    E Fottrell
    Umeå International School of Public Health, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umea University, SE 90185 Umeå, Sweden
    Public Health 123:151-5. 2009
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  12. doi request reprint Prevalence, awareness, treatment and control of hypertension in Vietnam-results from a national survey
    P T Son
    Vietnam National Heart Institute, Bach Mai Hospital, Hanoi, Vietnam
    J Hum Hypertens 26:268-80. 2012
    ..These results imply an urgent need to develop national strategies to improve prevention and control of hypertension in Vietnam...
  13. ncbi request reprint Applying verbal autopsy to determine cause of death in rural Vietnam
    Dao Lan Huong
    Health Strategy and Policy Institute, Ministry of Health, Hanoi, Vietnam
    Scand J Public Health Suppl 62:19-25. 2003
    ..The objective was to test the feasibility of using VA to determine causes of death for all ages in Bavi District, Vietnam, in 1999, leading to an initial analysis of the mortality pattern in this area...
  14. pmc Women's involvement in household decision-making and strengthening social capital-crucial factors for child survival in Ethiopia
    Mesganaw Fantahun
    Department of Community Health, Addis Ababa University, PO Box 24762, Code 1000 Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    Acta Paediatr 96:582-9. 2007
    ..To assess the influence of household decision making, social capital, socio-economic factors and health service use on under-five mortality...
  15. pmc Risk factors for chronic disease among rural Vietnamese adults and the association of these factors with sociodemographic variables: findings from the WHO STEPS survey in rural Vietnam, 2005
    Van Minh Hoang
    Faculty of Public Health, Hanoi Medical University, Hanoi, Vietnam
    Prev Chronic Dis 4:A22. 2007
    ..We examined the prevalence of selected risk factors for chronic disease and the association of these risk factors with sociodemographic variables in a representative sample of adults in rural Vietnam...
  16. doi request reprint Concurrent comparison of energy intake and expenditure among adults in Butajira District, Ethiopia
    Fikru Tesfaye
    Department of Community Health, Faculty of Medicine, Addis Ababa University, PO Box 11490, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    Public Health Nutr 11:675-83. 2008
    ..To estimate and compare dietary energy intake (DEI) and total energy expenditure (TEE) among adults, using questionnaires...
  17. doi request reprint A rural Ethiopian population undergoing epidemiological transition over a generation: Butajira from 1987 to 2004
    Yemane Berhane
    Community Health Department, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    Scand J Public Health 36:436-41. 2008
    ..To describe the epidemiological development of a rural Ethiopian population from 1987 to 2004 in terms of mortality and associated sociodemographic factors...
  18. doi request reprint All-cause mortality trends in Dikgale, rural South Africa, 1996-2003
    Ian Cook
    Department of Kinesiology, University of Limpopo Turfloop campus, Sovenga, South Africa
    Scand J Public Health 36:753-60. 2008
    ..This paper describes detailed mortality patterns of a rural African population in the central region of Limpopo Province...
  19. pmc Gender, literacy, and survival among Ethiopian adults, 1987 - 96
    Yemane Berhane
    Department of Community Health, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    Bull World Health Organ 80:714-20. 2002
    ..To examine relationships between gender, literacy and survival among adults in Meskan and Mareko district, Ethiopia...
  20. pmc Cardiovascular disease mortality and its association with socioeconomic status: findings from a population-based cohort study in rural Vietnam, 1999-2003
    Van Minh Hoang
    Faculty of Public Health, Hanoi Medical University, No 1, Ton That Tung, Hanoi, Vietnam
    Prev Chronic Dis 3:A89. 2006
    ....
  21. ncbi request reprint Socio-economic status inequality and major causes of death in adults: a 5-year follow-up study in rural Vietnam
    Dao Lan Huong
    Health Strategy and Policy Institute, Ministry of Health, 138 Giang Vo Street, Hanoi, Vietnam
    Public Health 120:497-504. 2006
    ..This study aimed to analyse the associations between cause-specific mortality in adults (aged 20 years and above) and socio-economic status (SES) in a rural setting of Vietnam during a time of economic transition...
  22. ncbi request reprint Mortality from cardiovascular diseases in Bavi District, Vietnam
    Hoang Van Minh
    Faculty of Public Health, Hanoi Medical University, Vietnam
    Scand J Public Health Suppl 62:26-31. 2003
    ..The aims of the study were to outline CVD mortality during health transition in a rural community in the north of Vietnam and to examine associations between CVD mortality and the socioeconomic status of the population...
  23. ncbi request reprint Validity and completeness of death reporting and registration in a rural district of Vietnam
    Tran Quang Huy
    UongBi General Hospital, Uong Bi, Vietnam
    Scand J Public Health Suppl 62:12-8. 2003
    ..Assessment was made of the validity of mortality estimates based on data collected during 1999-2000 by quarterly follow-up visits and compared with other methods (re-census, communal death registration, and neighbourhood survey)...
  24. ncbi request reprint Does poverty lead to non-fatal unintentional injuries in rural Vietnam?
    Nguyen Xuan Thanh
    Department of Health Economics, Faculty of Public Health Hanoi Medical University, Vietnam
    Int J Inj Contr Saf Promot 12:31-7. 2005
    ..However, the relationship varied by sex, age and type of injury. Specifically, poverty increased the risk for children and elderly people being injured at home, and for adults (15-59 years) being affected by work injuries...
  25. ncbi request reprint FilaBavi and the future of community-based health research in Vietnam
    Dao Lan Huong
    Health Strategy and Policy Institute, Ministry of Health, Hanoi, Vietnam
    Scand J Public Health Suppl 62:76-7. 2003
  26. ncbi request reprint Community-based assessment of unintentional injuries: a pilot study in rural Vietnam
    Hoang Minh Hang
    Department of Biostatistics, Hanoi Medical University, Hanoi, Vietnam
    Scand J Public Health Suppl 62:38-44. 2003
    ....
  27. ncbi request reprint Combining risk factors and demographic surveillance: potentials of WHO STEPS and INDEPTH methodologies for assessing epidemiological transition
    Nawi Ng
    Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Gadjah Mada University, Jogjakarta, Indonesia
    Scand J Public Health 34:199-208. 2006
    ..This paper discusses the potential of combining the WHO STEPwise approach to Surveillance (STEPS) within ongoing DSSs, to assess changes in non-communicable disease (NCD) risk factors...
  28. pmc Helping northern Ethiopian communities reduce childhood mortality: population-based intervention trial
    Mohammed Ali
    TDA IMCI Project, PO Box 756, Mekelle, Tigrai, Ethiopia
    Bull World Health Organ 83:27-33. 2005
    ..This trial sought to assess the effect on survival of community-based health promotion activities...
  29. ncbi request reprint Making the world's children count
    Peter Byass
    Umeå International School of Public Health, Epidemiology and Public Health Sciences, Umea University, Sweden
    Lancet 365:1114-6. 2005
  30. pmc Association of smoking and khat (Catha edulis Forsk) use with high blood pressure among adults in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2006
    Fikru Tesfaye
    School of Public Health, Addis Ababa University, PO Box 11490, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    Prev Chronic Dis 5:A89. 2008
    ..We assessed the prevalence of substance use and its association with high blood pressure among adults in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia...
  31. pmc Self-reported prevalence of chronic diseases and their relation to selected sociodemographic variables: a study in INDEPTH Asian sites, 2005
    Hoang Van Minh
    FilaBavi Demographic Surveillance Site, 1 Ton That Tung Ha Noi, Hanoi 844, Vietnam
    Prev Chronic Dis 5:A86. 2008
    ..We report the self-reported prevalences of major chronic diseases in Southeast Asia and examine their relation to selected sociodemographic variables in adults...
  32. pmc Setting international standards for verbal autopsy
    Frank Baiden
    Bull World Health Organ 85:570-1. 2007
  33. ncbi request reprint Can source reduction of mosquito larval habitat reduce malaria transmission in Tigray, Ethiopia?
    Mekonnen Yohannes
    Mekelle University, Mekelle, Ethiopia
    Trop Med Int Health 10:1274-85. 2005
    ..These preliminary findings suggest that in areas of low intensity transmission community-led larval control may be a cheap and effective method of controlling malaria. Further, large-scale studies are needed to confirm these findings...
  34. doi request reprint Cellular telephone networks in developing countries
    Peter Byass
    Lancet 371:650. 2008
  35. pmc Who needs cause-of-death data?
    Peter Byass
    Umeå International Schoolof Public Health, Umea, Sweden
    PLoS Med 4:e333. 2007