Sources of variation in under-5 mortality across sub-Saharan Africa: a spatial analysis.

@article{Burke2016SourcesOV,
  title={Sources of variation in under-5 mortality across sub-Saharan Africa: a spatial analysis.},
  author={Marshall Burke and Sam Heft-Neal and Eran Bendavid},
  journal={The Lancet. Global health},
  year={2016},
  volume={4 12},
  pages={e936-e945}
}
BACKGROUND Detailed spatial understanding of levels and trends in under-5 mortality is needed to improve the targeting of interventions to the areas of highest need, and to understand the sources of variation in mortality. To improve this understanding, we analysed local-level information on child mortality across sub-Saharan Africa between 1980-2010. METHODS We used data from 82 Demographic and Health Surveys in 28 sub-Saharan African countries, including the location and timing of 3·24… CONTINUE READING