Million Death Study

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

Comparison of physician-certified verbal autopsy with computer-coded verbal autopsy for cause of death assignment in hospitalized patients in low- and middle-income countries: systematic review
Leitao J, Desai N, Aleksandrowicz L, Miasnikof P, Tollman S, Alam D, Lu Y, Rathi S, Singh A, Suraweera W, Ram F, Jha P
BMC Medicine 2014, 12:22

Performance criteria for verbal autopsy-based
systems to estimate national causes of death: development and application to the Indian Million Death Study

Aleksandrowicz L, Malhotra V, Dikshit R, Gupta P, Kumar R, Sheth J, Rathi S, Suraweera W, Miasnikof P, Jotkar R, Sinha D, Awasthi S, Bhatia P, Jha P
BMC Medicine 2014, 12:21

Performance of four computer-coded verbal autopsy methods for cause of death assignment compared with physician coding on 24,000 deaths in low- and middle-income countries
Desai N, Aleksandrowicz L, Miasnikof P, Lu Y, Leitao J, Byass P, Tollman S, Mee P, Alam D, Rathi S, Singh A, Kumar R, Ram F, Jha P
BMC Medicine 2014, 12:20

Reliable direct measurement of causes of death in low- and middle-income countries
Jha P
BMC Medicine 2014, 12:19

Road traffic injury mortality and its mechanisms in India: nationally representative mortality survey of 1.1 million homes
Hsiao M, Malhotra A, Thakur JS, Sheth JK, Nathens AB, Dhingra N, Jha P, for the Million Death Study Collaborators.
BMJ Open. 2013; 3:e002621

Measles mortality in high and low burden districts of India: Estimates from a nationally representative study of over 12,000 child deaths
Morris SK, Awasthi S, Kumar R, Shet A, Khera A, Nakhaee F, Ram U, Brandao JR, Jha P, on behalf of the Million Death Study Collaborators.
Vaccine. 2013; 31(41):4655-61

Deaths from symptomatically identifiable furious rabies in India: a nationally representative mortality survey
Suraweera W, Morris SK, Kumar R, Warrell DA, Warrell MJ, Jha P for the Million Death Study Collaborators.
PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2012; 6(10): e1847.

Rotavirus mortality in India: estimates based on a nationally representative survey of diarrhoeal deaths
Morris SK, Awasthi S, Khera A, Bassani DG, Kang G, Parashar UD, Kumar R, Shet A, Glass RI, Jha P for the Million Death Study Collaborators.
Bull World Health Organ. 2012; BLT.12.101873

Unintentional injury mortality in India, 2005: Nationally representative mortality survey of 1.1 million homes

Jagnoor J, Suraweera W, Keay L, Ivers RQ, Thakur JS, Jha P.
BMC Public Health. 2012; 12(487).

Suicide mortality in India: a nationally representative survey
Patel V, Ramasundarahettige C, Vijayakumar L, Thakur JS, Gajalakshmi V, Gururaj G, Suraweera W, Jha P for the Million Death Study Collaborators.
Lancet. 2012; 379: 2343-51.

Cancer mortality in India: a nationally representative survey
Dikshit R, Gupta PC, Ramasundarahettige C, Gajalakshmi V, Aleksandrowicz L, Badwe R, Kumar R, Roy S, Suraweera W, Bray F, Mallath M, Singh PK, Sinha DN, Shet AS, Gelband H, Jha P for the Million Death Study Collaborators.
Lancet. 2012; 379: 1807-16.

Factors associated with physician agreement and coding choices of cause of death using verbal autopsies for 1130 maternal deaths in India.
Montgomery AL, Morris SK, Bassani DG, Kumar R, Jotkar R, Jha P.
PLoS One. 2012; 7(3): e33075.

Factors associated with physician agreement on verbal autopsy of over 11500 injury deaths in India.
Hsiao M, Morris SK, Bassani DG, Montgomery AL, Thakur JS, Jha P.
PLoS One. 2012; 7(1): e30336.

Geospatial assessment of the relationship between altitude and mortality in India.
Hsiao C, Jha P.
4th International Conference on HealthGIS 2011
. August 5-6th, 2011, New Delhi, India.

Childhood and adult mortality from unintentional falls in India.
Jagnoor J, Suraweera W, Keay L, Ivers RQ, Thakur JS, Gururajd G, Jha P for the Million Death Study Collaborators.
Bull World Health Organ. 2011 August 3; BLT.11.086306.

Male use of female sex work in India: a nationally representative behavioural survey.
Gaffey MF, Venkatesh S, Dhingra N, Khera A, Kumar R, Arora P, Nagelkerke N, Jha P. 
Plos One. 2011; 6(7): e22704.

Trends in selective abortions of girls in India: analysis of nationally representative birth histories from 1990 to 2005 and census data from 1991 to 2011.
Jha P, Kesler MA, Kumar R, Ram F, Ram U, Aleksandrowicz L, Bassani DG, Chandra S, Banthia JK.
Lancet. 2011;377:1921-1928. DOI: 1016/S0140-6736(11)60649-1.

Diarrhea, pneumonia, and infectious disease mortality in children aged 5-14 years in India.
Morris SK, Bassani DB, Awashti S, Kumar R, Shet A, Suraweera W, Jha P, for the MDS Collaborators.
PLoS ONE 2011 May; 6(5): e20119 [Epub].

Unintentional injury deaths among children younger than five years of age in India: a nationally representative mortality survey of 1.1 million homes.
Jagnoor J, Keay L, Ivers R, Suraweera W, Jha P.
Injury Prevention. 2011 April 14. [Epub]. doi: 10.1136/ip.2010.029934.

Snakebite mortality in India: a nationally representative mortality survey.
Mohapatra B, Warrell DA, Suraweera W, Bhatia P, Dhingra N, Jotkar R, Mony P, Whitaker R, Jha P.
PLoS NTD. 2011 Apr 12; 5(4):  e1018 [Epub].

Capturing the context of maternal deaths from verbal autopsies: a reliability study of the Maternal Data Extraction Tool (M-DET).
Montgomery AL, Morris SK, Kumar R, Jotkar R, Money P, Bassani DG, Jha P.
PLoS One. 2011 February 7. [Epub].

Causes of child and neonatal mortality in India: nationally-representative mortality survey.
Bassani DG, Kumar R, Morris SK, Jha P et al, for the Million Death Study Collaborators.
Lancet. 2010; 376: 1853-6.

Adult and child malaria mortality in India.
Dhingra N, Jha P, Sharma VP, Cohen AA, Jotkar RM, Rodriguez PS, Bassani DG, Suraweera W, Laxminarayan R, Peto R.
Lancet. 2010; 376: 1768-7.

Factors associated with physician agreement on verbal autopsy of over 27000 childhood deaths in India.
Morris SK, Bassani DG, Kumar R, Awasthi S, Paul VK, Jha P.
PLoS One. 2010; 5(3): e9583.

HIV mortality and infection in India: estimates from nationally representative mortality survey of 1.1 million homes.
Jha P, Kumar R, Khera A, Bhattachary M, Arora P, Gajakshmi V, Bhatia P, Kam D, Bassani DG, Sullivan A, Suraweera W, McLaughlin C, Dhingra N, Nagelkerke N on behalf of Million Death Study Collaborators.
BMJ. 2010; 340: c621.

A nationally representative case-control study of smoking and death in India.
Jha P, Jacob B, Gajalakshmi V, et al.
N Engl J Med. 2008 February 13. [Epub].

Low male-to-female sex ratio of children born in India: national survey of 1.1 million households.
Jha P, Kumar R, Vasa P et al.
Lancet. 2006; 367: 211-218.

Prospective study of one million deaths in India: rationale, design and validation results.
Jha P, Gajalakshimi V, Gupta PC, et al for the RGI-CGHR Prospective Study Collaborators.
PLoS Medicine.
2006; 3: 191-200.

Sample registration of vital events with verbal autopsy: A renewed commitment to measuring and monitoring vital statistics.
Setel P, Sankoh O, Rao C, Velkoff VA, Mathers C, Gonhuan Y, Jha P, Sethi RC, Hemed Y, Lopez AD.
Bull World Health Organ. 2005; 83(8): 611-617.

 

REPORTS

Choosing Health: An Entitlement for All Indians.
Jha P, Laxminarayan R.
CGHR, University of Toronto, Toronto and New Delhi 2009.

Causes of Death in India: Results from the Million Death Study.
RGI/CGHR. New Delhi: Registrar General; 2009

Maternal Mortality in India, 1997–2003: Levels, Trends and Risk Factors.
RGI/CGHR. New Delhi: Registrar General, 2006.

Special Fertility & Mortality Survey, 1998. A Report of 1.1 Million Indian Households.
RGI/CGHR. New Delhi: Registrar General, 2005.