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A Bayesian cohort component projection model to estimate adult populations at the subnational level in data-sparse settings

  title={A Bayesian cohort component projection model to estimate adult populations at the subnational level in data-sparse settings},
  author={Monica J. Alexander and Leontine Alkema},
Accurate estimates of subnational populations are important for policy formulation and monitoring population health indicators. For example, estimates of the number of women of reproductive age are important to understand the population at risk to maternal mortality and unmet need for contraception. However, in many low-income countries, data on population counts and components of population change are limited, and so levels and trends subnationally are unclear. We present a Bayesian… 
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