Measurement of adult mortality in populations affected by AIDS: an assessment of the orphanhood method
This paper demonstrates that orphanhood data can be used to estimate adult women’s mortality in populations experiencing an epidemic of AIDS. It develops both a correction for selection bias in reports of orphanhood and a revised procedure for estimating life table survivorship for use in populations with significant AIDS mortality. These new methods yield mortality estimates for a Ugandan population that are consistent with those obtained by prospective surveillance. Countries that lack...[Show more]
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