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Timing of mortality among internally displaced persons due to the tsunami in Sri Lanka: cross sectional household survey


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Title: Timing of mortality among internally displaced persons due to the tsunami in Sri Lanka: cross sectional household survey
Authors: Nishikiori, Nobuyuki / Abe, Tomoko / Costa, Dehiwala G M / Dharmaratne, Samath D / Kunii, Osamu / Moji, Kazuhiko
Issue Date: 11-Feb-2006
Publisher: BMJ Publishing Group Ltd.
Citation: BMJ. 2006 February 11; 332(7537): 334-335.
Abstract: Objective: To describe the distribution of mortality among internally displaced persons during two and a half months after the Indian Ocean tsunami, 2004./ Design: Cross sectional household survey with retrospective cohort analysis of mortality./ Setting: Camps for internally displaced persons due to the tsunami in an eastern coastal district of Sri Lanka./ Participants: 3533 people from 859 households accommodated in 13 camps./ Main outcome measures: All cause death and number of missing people./ Results: 446 deaths and 11 missing people were reported after the 2004 tsunami, of which most (99%) occurred on the day of the tsunami or within three days thereafter. No deaths were reported for the two and a half month period starting one week after the tsunami./ Conclusions: Most mortality after the 2004 tsunami occurred within the first few days of the disaster and was low in the study area.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10069/5000
ISSN: 09598146
DOI: 10.1136/bmj.38693.465023.7C
PubMed ID: 16399768
Relational Links: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.38693.465023.7C
Rights: (c) 2006 BMJ Publishing Group Ltd.
Type: Journal Article
Text Version: publisher
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