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Gridded birth and pregnancy datasets for Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean

Gridded birth and pregnancy datasets for Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean
Gridded birth and pregnancy datasets for Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean
Understanding the fine scale spatial distribution of births and pregnancies is crucial for informing planning decisions related to public health. This is especially important in lower income countries where infectious disease is a major concern for pregnant women and new-borns, as highlighted by the recent Zika virus epidemic. Despite this, the spatial detail of basic data on the numbers and distribution of births and pregnancies is often of a coarse resolution and difficult to obtain, with no co-ordination between countries and organisations to create one consistent set of subnational estimates. To begin to address this issue, under the framework of the WorldPop program, an open access archive of high resolution gridded birth and pregnancy distribution datasets for all African, Latin America and Caribbean countries has been created. Datasets were produced using the most recent and finest level census and official population estimate data available and are at a resolution of 30 arc seconds (approximately 1 km at the equator). All products are available through WorldPop.
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Carioli, Alessandra
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Kerr, David
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James, William H.M., Tejedor Garavito, Natalia, Hanspal, Sophie E., Sutton, Andrew, Hornby, Graeme, Pezzulo, Carla, Nilsen, Kristine, Sorichetta, Alessandro, Ruktanonchai, Corrine W., Carioli, Alessandra, Kerr, David, Matthews, Zoe and Tatem, Andrew (2018) Gridded birth and pregnancy datasets for Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. Scientific Data, 5. (doi:10.1038/sdata.2018.90).

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Understanding the fine scale spatial distribution of births and pregnancies is crucial for informing planning decisions related to public health. This is especially important in lower income countries where infectious disease is a major concern for pregnant women and new-borns, as highlighted by the recent Zika virus epidemic. Despite this, the spatial detail of basic data on the numbers and distribution of births and pregnancies is often of a coarse resolution and difficult to obtain, with no co-ordination between countries and organisations to create one consistent set of subnational estimates. To begin to address this issue, under the framework of the WorldPop program, an open access archive of high resolution gridded birth and pregnancy distribution datasets for all African, Latin America and Caribbean countries has been created. Datasets were produced using the most recent and finest level census and official population estimate data available and are at a resolution of 30 arc seconds (approximately 1 km at the equator). All products are available through WorldPop.

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Accepted/In Press date: 20 March 2018
e-pub ahead of print date: 22 May 2018
Published date: 22 May 2018

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Local EPrints ID: 421157
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/421157
PURE UUID: adda2149-32b8-4417-9adf-b7a65a9bf7a6
ORCID for Natalia Tejedor Garavito: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1140-6263
ORCID for Graeme Hornby: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-2833-8711
ORCID for Alessandro Sorichetta: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-3576-5826
ORCID for Andrew Tatem: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-7270-941X

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Date deposited: 23 May 2018 16:31
Last modified: 09 May 2019 00:30

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Author: William H.M. James
Author: Sophie E. Hanspal
Author: Andrew Sutton
Author: Graeme Hornby ORCID iD
Author: Carla Pezzulo
Author: Kristine Nilsen
Author: Corrine W. Ruktanonchai
Author: Alessandra Carioli
Author: David Kerr
Author: Zoe Matthews
Author: Andrew Tatem ORCID iD

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