Preliminary survey result of mortality situation in Tan Trinh commune, Ha Giang from 2010 – 2014

Since 2009, thanks to the local authority’s policy to fund asbestos cement (AC) roof-sheets, the rate of AC roofing within the commune in particular and in Quang Binh district in general is relatively high (about 70%). As one part of the annual medical examination, Construction Hospital conducted the health check for people living under the asbestos cement roofing sheets and investigated the situation of death in the area during the period from 2010 to 2014. The initial findings on the cancer showed that the crude mortality rate of Quang Binh district, Ha Giang province was within limits of the whole country. Compared with other provinces and some other districts, the gap was insignificant. Thus, the results indicated that Quang Binh District had nothing unusual about the frequency of death.