Thesis / Dissertation

Mortality Patterns in Papua New Guinea

Urarang Kitur, Alan Lopez (ed.)

Published : 2020


Abstract Introduction Little is known about mortality rates and cause of death (COD) patterns in Papua New Guinea (PNG), because there is a lack of high-quality mortality data. The use of demographic and statistical models which use no local data to estimate mortality has created much uncertainty about actual mortality and COD patterns in PNG. This thesis aims to address this knowledge gap by applying novel demographic and statistical methods to available local data to estimate all-cause mortality (adult mortality, child mortality and life expectancy) and COD by sex for PNG and each of its provinces. Methods A range of demographic and statistical methods were used to estimate mortality rat..

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