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Estimating fertility and childhood mortality for the western region of Ghana from pregnancy history data

Awusabo-Asare, Kofi


This study basically aims at estimating fertility and childhood mortality rates for a rural community in the Western Region of Ghana using the pregnancy history method. The method was found to have a few advantages over other indirect methods used for estimating fertility and childhood mortality. However, pregnancy history data suffer from under-reporting, event misplacement and age mis-statement errors; and these off-set some of the advantages of the method. The observed rates from the...[Show more]

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Date published: 1980
Type: Thesis (Masters)


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