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Title
Title:
Under-five Mortality Rate
SubTitle:
Regional level
Filename:  
reg_mortality_under_five
 
 
 
General Description
Abstract:
Data are prepared by the United Population Division for the State of the World Children Program of the UNICEF. Data categories include basic indicators (e.g., birth and under five deaths, GNP per capita, life expectancy, adult literacy, school enrollment, income distribution); nutrition (e.g., low birth-weight, malnutrition, food production, calorie intake, food spending); health (e.g., access to water, use of oral rehydration salts); education (e.g., male and female literacy, radio and television sets, primary school enrollment and completion, secondary school enrollment); demographic indicators (e.g., child population, population growth rate, crude death rate, crude birth rate, life expectancy, fertility rate, urbanization); economic indicators (e.g., GNP per capita and annual growth rate, inflation, poverty, government expenditure, aid, debt service); women (e.g., life expectancy, literacy, enrollment in school, contraceptive use, tetanus immunization, trained attendance at births, maternal mortality); basic indicators of less populous countries; and, the rate of progress (e.g., under five mortality rate reduction, GNP per capita growth rates, fertility reduction rates). UNICEF is the main source of world data on children's access to health services and indicators on immunization coverage. It is a co-source of data on under-five-mortality rates and under-five-mortality reduction rates. UNICEF field offices are the sources of the following nutrition and social statistics for selected countries: infants with low-birth weights; mothers breast feeding; children suffering from moderate and severe underweight, wasting, and stunting; total adult literacy rate; and, age group enrollment in primary school. Official government data are used whenever possible. UNICEF also uses data generated by other divisions of the United Nations such as the Population Division, Statistical Office, Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). In addition, UNICEF uses data generated by other international organizations such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Rockefeller Foundation, World Health Organization (WHO), and World Bank. Data are examined to determine differences from the general definitions being used. Explanations and footnotes are provided to identify these differences. The statistics cover a wide-range of data reliability. Data available on the CD-ROM Demographic Indicators 1950-2050 (The 1998 Revision) prepared by the Population division, Dpartement of Economic and Social affairs. http://www.un.org/esa/population/unpop.htm
Purpose:
Under 5 mortality is the probability that a new born will die before reaching age 5, if subject to current age-specific mortality rates. Measurement of cause-specific mortality is needed for several purposes: - to establish the relative public health importance of the different causes of death, - to evaluate trends over time, especially as a method of evaluating the probable impact of intervention programmes, - to investigate the circumstances surrounding the deaths of children for devising effective actions to decrease mortality, - to investigate reasons for differing rates of infant and child mortality among geographic areas, and - to evaluate the effectiveness of specific public health interventions in controlled settings
Units:
Deaths per Thousand Births
GEO Theme:
Socio-Economy
GEO Data Category:   
Health
Type:
Other Documents
Subtype:
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Language:
English
Status:
Complete
Maintenance:
Unknown
 
 
 
Keywords
GEMET Theme:
Human health
Free Keywords:
Health, under-five mortality rate, regional level
 
 
 
Online Reference
URL:
No reference for download
File Format:
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Spatial Reference
Coverage:
World
Coordinates:
 
North
90
 
West -180
 
180 East
 
-90
South
 
Region:
World
Subregion:
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Resolution:
Region
 
 
 
Temporal Reference
Covered Time:
1990-1995, 1995-2000, ..., 2045-2050
 
 
 
Responsability
Person:
Jaap Van Woerden
Organization:
UNEP/DEWA/GRID-Geneva
Address:
11, chemin des Anemones
 
 
Postal Code:
1219
City:
Chatelaine
State:
Geneva
Country:
Switzerland
Phone:
+41 22 917 82 94
Fax:
+41 22 917 80 29
Email:
geo@grid.unep.ch
 
 
Publisher:
UNEP/GRID
Publ. Place:
Geneva
 
 
Publ. Year:
2002
Data Source:
World Pop. Prosp.
Data Provider:
UN Pop. Div.
Copyright:
UNEP/GRID
User Constr.:
Public
 
 
 
Metadata Information
Person:
Gregory Giuliani
Organization:
UNEP/DEWA/GRID-Geneva
Address:
11, Chemin des Anemones
 
 
Postal Code:
1219
City:
Chatelaine
State:
Geneva
Country:
Switzerland
Phone:
+41 22 917 82 94
Fax:
+41 22 917 80 29
Email:
geo@grid.unep.ch
 
 
Date:
20020114
 
 
 
 
 
GIS Data Info
Projection:
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Min. Scale:
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Max. Scale
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Data Resol.:
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Data Format:
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Statistics Data Info
Aggregation method
Mehtod:
Weighted average
Weight factor:
Births
Comments:
The data is only aggregated if at least 75 % of the observations are available (i.e. % of population or % of Population or % of countries) on an annual basis. The value "-9999" corresponds to "No Data".
 
Interpolations/Extrapolations
Interpolations:
None
Extrapolations:
None
Method:
Other
Comments:
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Calculated pre 1991-1992 relative country share
Former USSR:
None
Former Yugoslavia SFR:
None
Former Czechoslovakia:
None
Former Ethiopia:
None
Comments:
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General comments
Country notes:
Data for Australia include Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands and Norfolk Island. Data for China do not include Hong Kong. Data for Mauritius include Agalega, Rodrigues and Saint Brandon. Countries listed individually are only those with 140,000 inhabitants or more in 2000.
Definitions:
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Comments:
Assumptions about the future paths of fertility and mortality: Medium-fertility assumption. General-mortality assumption. Copyright c 2002 (Aggregations) United Nations Environment Programme/DEWA/GRID-Geneva. Data aggregation made by Andrea DeBono and Ola Nordbeck (UNEP/DEWA/GRID-Geneva).