Measuring Mortality

A new study authored by two Johns Hopkins University researchers and published in PLoS ONE seeks to identify statistically significant associations between water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) predictors and related deaths.
Researchers Hugh Ellis and Erica Schoenberger performed regression analysis of World Health Organization (WHO) data regarding 6 predictors of water-related mortality to assess their relationships with three responses: Unsafe Water Deaths, Unsafe Sanitation Deaths and Unsafe Hygiene Deaths. “Our results,” they wrote, “suggest that a higher priority may need to be given to improved sanitation than has been the case.”
Ellis and Schoenberger believe these findings can also inform the measurement process itself, to ensure that when it comes to WASH predictors, “the right things are being measured.”
Source: PLoS ONE

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