Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/241435
Title:
Medico-Social Research Board annual report 1978
Authors:
Medico-Social Research Board
Publisher:
Medico-Social Research Board
Issue Date:
1978
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/241435
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
1978 was, in many ways, a watershed with regard to Ireland's many social problems. During this year when the emphasis was placed by the Minister for Health on positive health and health education we saw for the first time a fall in some of the adverse health trends in Ireland, such as the extent of cigarette smoking in men and of deaths from heart attacks. The annual report of the Board begins by custom with mortality, the surest of all health statistics. Eight years ago the Board obtained a list of 2,000 names and the dates of death of men and women from the burial records of a random sample of parishes in the west of Ireland. These names were then checked by the Registrar of Births and Deaths to see whether their deaths had been registered and certified. There were 6 and a half per cent which had neither been certified nor registered and a further 7 and a half per cent had been registered only. The study is now being repeated and a further sample of 2,000 deaths has been obtained, half from the parishes in the previous study and half from new parishes. During 1979 the study will be completed and will enable us to see if certification and registration of deaths in the west of Ireland has improved in the last eight years and to what extent.
Keywords:
MEDICAL RESEARCH; SOCIAL POLICY

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMedico-Social Research Boarden_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-04T21:01:58Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-04T21:01:58Z-
dc.date.issued1978-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/241435-
dc.description1978 was, in many ways, a watershed with regard to Ireland's many social problems. During this year when the emphasis was placed by the Minister for Health on positive health and health education we saw for the first time a fall in some of the adverse health trends in Ireland, such as the extent of cigarette smoking in men and of deaths from heart attacks. The annual report of the Board begins by custom with mortality, the surest of all health statistics. Eight years ago the Board obtained a list of 2,000 names and the dates of death of men and women from the burial records of a random sample of parishes in the west of Ireland. These names were then checked by the Registrar of Births and Deaths to see whether their deaths had been registered and certified. There were 6 and a half per cent which had neither been certified nor registered and a further 7 and a half per cent had been registered only. The study is now being repeated and a further sample of 2,000 deaths has been obtained, half from the parishes in the previous study and half from new parishes. During 1979 the study will be completed and will enable us to see if certification and registration of deaths in the west of Ireland has improved in the last eight years and to what extent.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherMedico-Social Research Boarden_GB
dc.subjectMEDICAL RESEARCHen_GB
dc.subjectSOCIAL POLICYen_GB
dc.titleMedico-Social Research Board annual report 1978en_GB
dc.typeReporten
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