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Assessment of the Quality of Data Used for Direct Estimation of Infant and Child Mortality in DHS-II Surveys

Citation

Curtis, Siân L. (1995). Assessment of the Quality of Data Used for Direct Estimation of Infant and Child Mortality in DHS-II Surveys. Calverton, Md.: Macro International Inc..

Abstract

This report is an assessment of the quality of the data used for the direct estimation of infant and child mortality rates collected in surveys conducted under the second phase of the Demographic and Health Surveys program (DHS-II). The assessment covers all 22 DHS-II surveys plus 4 first-phase DHS surveys (DHS-I) that were conducted late in the DHS-I program so were not included in an earlier assessment of DHS-I infant and child mortality data (Sullivan et al. 1990). Of the 26 surveys included in this report, 12 are from sub-Saharan Africa, 8 are from Asia/the Near East/North Africa, and 6 are from Latin American and the Caribbean. The infant mortality rate (IMR) for the period 0-4 years before the survey ranges from 17 deaths per 1000 in Colombia to 134 deaths per 1000 in Malawi.

URL

https://dhsprogram.com/publications/publication-op3-occasional-papers.cfm

Reference Type

Edited Book

Year Published

1995

Series Title

Occasional Papers

Author(s)

Curtis, Siân L.