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Wilson & Wakefield Analyze Summary and Birth History Data through Modeling Advancements in New Research

Posted: 9/2/2022 (CSDE Research)

Katie Wilson (UW Biostatistics) and CSDE Affiliate and Executive Committee Member Jon Wakefield recently published their methodological research in Demographic Research. Their work is motivated by the tension between demand for high-quality subnational estimates of under-5 mortality and data limitations in lower- and middle-income countries. In the paper, Wilson & Wakefield describe a computationally efficient, model-based approach that allows summary birth history and full birth history data to be combined into analyses of under-5 mortality in a natural way.

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