Estimating Adult Mortality in Africa and Asia Using Indepth Data from Health and Demographic Surveillance Systems
Ayaga A. Bawah, INDEPTH Network
Momodou Jasseh, INDEPTH Network
Sureeporn Punpuing, Mahidol University
Alioune Diagne, INDEPTH Network
David J. Sharrow, University of Washington
Osman Sankoh, INDEPTH Network
We propose to utilize the INDEPTH data from 33 Health and Demographic Surveillance System sites across Africa and Asia to provide current estimates of adult mortality in low- and middle-income countries. We will examine trends and patterns in adult mortality using various methods, including the use of regression and clustering methods for grouping different patterns of adult mortality and comparing these patterns across the developing world. In addition, we will use survival techniques to generate estimates of adult mortality such as 45q15. Because the sites are located in different geographic regions of Africa and Asia with different levels of disease profiles, we will distinguish patterns of adult mortality that are influenced by HIV, which is currently ravaging various parts of lower- and middle-income countries.