Data and Methodology to Estimate Child Mortality. Danzhen You UNICEF Dec 8, 2009 Prepared for the ESCWA Workshop in Beirut, Lebanon. MDG 4. MDG4 – reduce under-five mortality rate (U5MR) by two thirds from 1990 to 2015. Child Mortality Indicators: Definition.
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Data and Methodology to Estimate Child Mortality
Dec 8, 2009
Prepared for the ESCWA Workshop in Beirut, Lebanon
Mortality among young children can be subdivided by age group
Mortality rates such as U5MR and IMR are not strictly rates but are the probability of dying within a specific period
The first three are prospective – collect data as deaths occur.
The last two are generally retrospective – interview people about events in the past
On track:under-five mortality rate (U5MR) is less than 40, or U5MR is 40 or more and the average annual rate of reduction (AARR) in the U5MR observed for 1990-2008 is 4.0 percent or more
No Progress: U5MR is 40 or more and AARR is less than 1.0 per cent
Data not available
Insufficient Progress:U5MR is 40 or more and AARR is less than 4.0 percent but equal to or greater than 1.0 percent