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Space-Time Smoothing of Demographic and Health Indicators using the R Package SUMMER

  title={Space-Time Smoothing of Demographic and Health Indicators using the R Package SUMMER},
  author={Zehang Richard Li and Bryan D. Martin and Tracy Qi Dong and Geir-Arne Fuglstad and John Rhodes Paige and Andrea Riebler and Samuel J. Clark and Jonathan Wakefield},
  journal={arXiv: Applications},
The increasing availability of complex survey data, and the continued need for estimates of demographic and health indicators at a fine spatial and temporal scale, which leads to issues of data sparsity, has led to the need for spatio-temporal smoothing methods that acknowledge the manner in which the data were collected. The open source R package SUMMER implements a variety of methods for spatial or spatio-temporal smoothing of survey data. The emphasis is on small-area estimation. We focus… 
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