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dc.contributor.authorJayasuriya, V
dc.contributor.authorWijewardena, KAKK
dc.contributor.authorPathirana, T
dc.date.accessioned2019-11-01T06:08:48Z
dc.date.available2019-11-01T06:08:48Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.issn0009-0875
dc.identifier.doi10.4038/cmj.v57i3.4703
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/388854
dc.description.abstractObjectives A desk review and indirect standardisation techniques are used to describe the mortality risk for Sri Lankan migrant workers. Methods Annonymised data were extracted from Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment case files recording deaths during 2009. Indirect standardisation is used to compare death rates taking into account age-sex distribution of the groups. As the actual age death distribution of the departures for 2009 was not available, estimates were derived using departure for 2007, 2008 and 2009. Results Out of 333 deaths reported in 2009, 328 were analysed. The mortality rates for males and females based on 2007, 2008 and 2009 estimates were consistent for all age groups. Females aged 25-29 years were at an increased risk of death relative to their counterparts in Sri Lanka. Conclusions Although information from the country of death is inaccessible, data available locally can be analysed systematically to highlight pertinent migrant workers' issues.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSri Lanka Medical Association
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom120
dc.relation.ispartofpageto122
dc.relation.ispartofissue3
dc.relation.ispartofjournalCeylon Medical Journal
dc.relation.ispartofvolume57
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMedical and Health Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode11
dc.titleA desk review of Sri Lankan migrant worker deaths in 2009
dc.typeJournal article
dcterms.bibliographicCitationJayasuriya, V; Wijewardena, KAKK; Pathirana, T, A desk review of Sri Lankan migrant worker deaths in 2009, Ceylon Medical Journal, 57 (3), pp. 120-122
dcterms.licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.date.updated2019-10-28T00:19:35Z
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gro.griffith.authorPathirana, Thanya I.


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