National and regional under-5 mortality rate by economic status for low-income and middle-income countries: a systematic assessment

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For all low-income and middle-income countries (excluding China) combined, the absolute disparities in under-5 mortality rate between the poorest and richest households have narrowed significantly since 1990, whereas the relative differences have remained stable. To further narrow the rich-and-poor gap in under-5 mortality rate on the relative scale, targeted interventions that focus on the poorest populations are needed.

The Lancet Global Health, 6(5) e535–e547

Please cite the linked dataset/web appendix as:

Chao, Fengqing, Danzhen You, Jon Pedersen, Lucia Hug, and Leontine Alkema. 2018. “Web Appendix National and Regional Under-5 Mortality Rate by Economic Status for Low-income and Middle-income Countries: A Systematic Assessment”. figshare. doi: 10.6084/m9.figshare.12442244.

Fengqing Chao
Postdoctoral Fellow

My research interests include statistical demography, global health, Bayesian modeling, and time series analysis.