McCaw Binns, Affette M.,; Fox, Kristin; Foster Williams, Karen; Ashley, Deanna E. ; Irons, Beryl
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Community Health and Psychiatry
Registration of births, stillbirths and infant deaths in Jamaica.
International Journal of Epidemiology
Date of Publication
To determine the level of registration of livebirths, stillbirths and infant deaths in Jamaica. Births, stillbirths and neonatal deaths identified during a cross-sectional study (1986): and infant death identified in six parishes (1993) were matched to vital registration documents filed with the Registrar General. To improve vital registration, institutions should become registration centres for all vital events occurring there (births, stillbirths, deaths). Recommendations aimed at modernizing the vital registration system in Jamaica and other developing countries are also made....