The impact of HIV on the summary birth history method of estimating child mortality: a Zimbabwean demographic surveillance case study

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Dorrington, Rob en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Chitiyo, Vivian en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2014-12-27T14:17:46Z
dc.date.available 2014-12-27T14:17:46Z
dc.date.issued 2011 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Chitiyo, V. 2011. The impact of HIV on the summary birth history method of estimating child mortality: a Zimbabwean demographic surveillance case study. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/10265
dc.description Includes bibliographic references (leaves 74-79). en_ZA
dc.description.abstract The summary birth history method has been an integral part of the measurement of childhood mortality in countries with incomplete and inaccurate vital registration systems. Estimates from this method are biased downwards in the presence of HIV/AIDS on account of the violation of the underlying assumptions of the method, mainly the correlation between the mortality of mothers and their children. The longitudinal survey data of the Manicaland HIV/STD Prevention study in Zimbabwe conducted between 1998 and 2005 were analysed to assess the extent of this bias. The aggregate bias was found to be significant, 5-11 percent. However, in practice, it may be counteracted to some extent by other possible biases in the summary birth history method in general, and hence, the impact of HIV on the estimates may not be as significant. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Demography en_ZA
dc.title The impact of HIV on the summary birth history method of estimating child mortality: a Zimbabwean demographic surveillance case study en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Commerce en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Centre for Actuarial Research (CARE) en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname MPhil en_ZA
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