Friday, August 31, 2012

[EQ] Child Mortality Estimation Methods - PLoS medicine

Child Mortality Estimation Methods

PLoS Medicine - Published 28 August 2012


“…..Millennium Development Goal 4 calls for a reduction of two-thirds in the under-5 mortality rate between 1990 and 2015. Reliable estimates of child mortality are critical to the monitoring of progress toward this important goal. The UN Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation (IGME) annually reports on country, regional and global trends in child mortality.

In this Collection of five research articles and two reviews the independent Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to the UN IGME introduces the group's methodological innovations in estimating child mortality.

The Collection is produced with support from UNICEF and the TAG of the UN IGME. The Collection Editor is Dr. Virginia Barbour, and the Academic Editor is Professor. Peter Byass.

Articles and Reviews:

Accelerated Progress in Reducing Global Child Mortality, 1990–2010

Kenneth Hill, Danzhen You, Mie Inoue, Mikkel Z. Oestergaard,
Technical Advisory Group of the United Nations Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation

Methods Used to Adjust for Bias due to AIDS in Estimating Trends in Under-Five Mortality

Neff Walker, Kenneth Hill, Fengmin Zhao

Appropriate Time Periods for Child Mortality Estimates from Full Birth Histories

Jon Pedersen, Jing Liu

Consistency of Under-Five Mortality Rate Estimates Using Full Birth Histories and Summary Birth Histories

Romesh Silva


A Global Overview of Infant and Child Mortality Age Patterns in Light of New Empirical Data

Michel Guillot, Patrick Gerland, François Pelletier, Ameed Saabneh


Estimating Sex Differences in Childhood Mortality since the 1970s

Cheryl Chriss Sawyer


A Comparison of UN IGME and IHME Estimates of Levels and Trends in Under-Five Mortality Rates and Deaths

Leontine Alkema, Danzhen You



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