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How Accurate are Modelled Birth and Pregnancy Estimates? Comparison of Four Models Using High Resolution Maternal Health Census Data in Southern Mozambique

Publish Date: June 2019
Author: Yolisa Prudence Dube, Corrine Warren Ruktanonchai, Charfudin Sacoor, Andrew J Tatem, Khatia Munguambe, Helena Boene, Faustino Carlos Vilanculo, Esperanca Sevene, Zoe Matthews, Peter von Dadelszen, Prestige Tatenda Makanga

Existence of inequalities in quality and access to healthcare services at subnational levels has been identified despite a decline in maternal and perinatal mortality rates at national levels, leading to the need to investigate such conditions using geographical analysis. The need to assess the accuracy of global demographic distribution datasets at all subnational levels arises from the current emphasis on subnational monitoring of maternal and perinatal health progress, by the new targets stated in the Sustainable Development Goals.

How accurate are modelled birth and pregnancy estimates? Comparison of four models using high resolution maternal health census data in southern Mozambique (1258 downloads )