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dc.contributor.authorThomson, Dana R.en_US
dc.contributor.authorShitole, Shrutikaen_US
dc.contributor.authorShitole, Tejalen_US
dc.contributor.authorSawant, Kiranen_US
dc.contributor.authorSubbaraman, Ramnathen_US
dc.contributor.authorBloom, David E.en_US
dc.contributor.authorPatil-Deshmukh, Anitaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-06T16:16:06Z
dc.date.issued2014en_US
dc.identifier.citationThomson, Dana R., Shrutika Shitole, Tejal Shitole, Kiran Sawant, Ramnath Subbaraman, David E. Bloom, and Anita Patil-Deshmukh. 2014. “A System for Household Enumeration and Re-identification in Densely Populated Slums to Facilitate Community Research, Education, and Advocacy.” PLoS ONE 9 (4): e93925. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0093925. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0093925.en
dc.identifier.issn1932-6203en
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:12152837
dc.description.abstractBackground: We devised and implemented an innovative Location-Based Household Coding System (LBHCS) appropriate to a densely populated informal settlement in Mumbai, India. Methods and Findings: LBHCS codes were designed to double as unique household identifiers and as walking directions; when an entire community is enumerated, LBHCS codes can be used to identify the number of households located per road (or lane) segment. LBHCS was used in community-wide biometric, mental health, diarrheal disease, and water poverty studies. It also facilitated targeted health interventions by a research team of youth from Mumbai, including intensive door-to-door education of residents, targeted follow-up meetings, and a full census. In addition, LBHCS permitted rapid and low-cost preparation of GIS mapping of all households in the slum, and spatial summation and spatial analysis of survey data. Conclusion: LBHCS was an effective, easy-to-use, affordable approach to household enumeration and re-identification in a densely populated informal settlement where alternative satellite imagery and GPS technologies could not be used.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherPublic Library of Scienceen
dc.relation.isversionofdoi:10.1371/journal.pone.0093925en
dc.relation.hasversionhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3983094/pdf/en
dash.licenseLAAen_US
dc.subjectBiology and Life Sciencesen
dc.subjectPaleontologyen
dc.subjectPaleogeographyen
dc.subjectSettlement Patternsen
dc.subjectComputer and Information Sciencesen
dc.subjectGeoinformaticsen
dc.subjectGeographic Information Systemsen
dc.subjectRemote Sensing Imageryen
dc.subjectSpatial Analysisen
dc.subjectEarth Sciencesen
dc.subjectGeographyen
dc.subjectHuman Geographyen
dc.subjectSocial Geographyen
dc.subjectCartographyen
dc.subjectMedicine and Health Sciencesen
dc.subjectEpidemiologyen
dc.subjectSpatial Epidemiologyen
dc.subjectHealth Careen
dc.subjectSocioeconomic Aspects of Healthen
dc.subjectPublic and Occupational Healthen
dc.subjectGlobal Healthen
dc.subjectSurvey Researchen
dc.subjectSurvey Methodsen
dc.titleA System for Household Enumeration and Re-identification in Densely Populated Slums to Facilitate Community Research, Education, and Advocacyen
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.description.versionVersion of Recorden
dc.relation.journalPLoS ONEen
dash.depositing.authorThomson, Dana R.en_US
dc.date.available2014-05-06T16:16:06Z
dc.identifier.doi10.1371/journal.pone.0093925*
dash.authorsorderedfalse
dash.contributor.affiliatedThomson, Dana R.
dash.contributor.affiliatedSubbaraman, Ramnath
dash.contributor.affiliatedBloom, David


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