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
http://pdf.usaid.gov/pdf_docs/pbaae950.pdf

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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