Geospatial Modeling of Child Mortality across 27 Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa

by Carla Pezzulo Tomas Bird, C. Utazi et al.
DHS Spatial Analysis Reports No. 13, August 2016

104 pp. 4.5 MB

In this study, household survey data collected by The Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) Program aggregated at DHS sub-national area scale are used to evaluate the spatial distribution of child mortality (age 1 to 4) across 27 sub-Saharan Africa countries in relation to a number of demographic and health indicators collected in the DHS surveys. In addition, this report controls for spatial variation in potential environmental drivers of child mortality by modeling it against a suite of geospatial datasets. These datasets vary across the study area in an autoregressive spatial model that accounts for the spatial autocorrelation present in the data.

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