Comparison of household-survey estimates with projections of mortality and orphan numbers in sub-Saharan Africa in the area of HIV/AIDS

Nicholas C. Grassly, James J C Lewis, Mary Mahy, Neff Walker, Ian M. Timaæus

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Abstract

The United Nations publishes estimates of HIV prevalence, AIDS mortality, and orphan numbers for all countries of the world. It is important to assess the validity of these model-based estimates since they underpin much policy concerned with care and prevention. Household surveys that ask questions about the survival of children's parents (orphanhood) offer an independent source of data with which these estimates can be compared. Survey estimates of maternal and paternal orphans are significantly lower than model estimates for 40 surveys in 36 countries of sub-Saharan Africa (p

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)207-217
Number of pages11
JournalPopulation Studies
Volume58
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2004
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • AIDS
  • Mortality
  • Orphans
  • Population projection
  • Surveys

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  • Demography

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Comparison of household-survey estimates with projections of mortality and orphan numbers in sub-Saharan Africa in the area of HIV/AIDS. / Grassly, Nicholas C.; Lewis, James J C; Mahy, Mary; Walker, Neff; Timaæus, Ian M.

In: Population Studies, Vol. 58, No. 2, 07.2004, p. 207-217.

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Grassly, Nicholas C. ; Lewis, James J C ; Mahy, Mary ; Walker, Neff ; Timaæus, Ian M. / Comparison of household-survey estimates with projections of mortality and orphan numbers in sub-Saharan Africa in the area of HIV/AIDS. In: Population Studies. 2004 ; Vol. 58, No. 2. pp. 207-217.
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