Measuring Under-Five Mortality: Validation of New Low-Cost Methods

  title={Measuring Under-Five Mortality: Validation of New Low-Cost Methods},
  author={Julie Knoll Rajaratnam and Linda N. Tran and Alan D Lopez and C. J. Murray},
  booktitle={PLoS medicine},
BACKGROUND There has been increasing interest in measuring under-five mortality as a health indicator and as a critical measure of human development. In countries with complete vital registration systems that capture all births and deaths, under-five mortality can be directly calculated. In the absence of a complete vital registration system, however, child mortality must be estimated using surveys that ask women to report the births and deaths of their children. Two survey methods exist for… CONTINUE READING

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