A Study on Determination of Cause of Deaths in Malaysia
Principle Investigator: Dr Mohd Azahadi Omar
Malaysia is one of few Asian countries with long standing and functional vital registration systems. However, there are certain problems with data quality. A notable number of medically certified deaths and non-medically certified deaths are coded into nonspecific causes, which are ill-defined and has limited potential use for health planning or epidemiological research.
This suggests the need for urgent measures to improve the cause of death, both for medically certified death and non-medically certified death. The objective of the study was to derive cause-specific mortality rate in Malaysia for 2013.