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Trends and Socioeconomic Gradients in Adult Mortality around the Developing World

ACCESS TO HEALTH SERVICES ADULT HEALTH ADULT MORTALITY ADULT POPULATION AGE GROUPS AGING AIDS EPIDEMIC ANTENATAL CARE BIASES BIRTHS CALCULATION CENTER FOR HEALTH CHILD MORTALITY CIVIL WAR COUNTING CULTURAL CHANGE DECLINES IN MORTALITY DEVELOPING COUNTRIES DEVELOPMENT POLICY DIARRHEA DISEASES DISPARITIES IN HEALTH DUMMY VARIABLES ECONOMIC CHANGE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT EDUCATED MEN EDUCATED WOMEN EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT EPIDEMIC EQUATIONS EXCESS MORTALITY FAMILIES FAMILY PLANNING FEMALE MORTALITY FERTILITY GENDER GAP GENDER GAPS GENOCIDE GLOBAL AIDS EPIDEMIC HEALTH POLICY HEALTH TECHNOLOGIES HIV HIV INFECTION HIV/AIDS HUMAN DEVELOPMENT IMMUNIZATION INCOME INEQUALITY LEVEL OF EDUCATION LEVELS OF MORTALITY MALE MORTALITY MALES MALNUTRITION MARRIED WOMEN MATERNAL MORTALITY MODERN CONTRACEPTION MORTALITY DECLINES MORTALITY LEVELS MORTALITY RATE MORTALITY RATES MOTHER MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS NATIONAL LEVEL NUMBER OF CHILDREN NUMBER OF DEATHS NUTRITION PANDEMIC POLICY DISCUSSIONS POLICY RESEARCH POLICY RESEARCH WORKING PAPER POOR HEALTH POPULATION AND DEVELOPMENT POPULATION HEALTH POPULATION STUDIES POPULATION SUBGROUP PREDICTIONS PREMATURE ADULT MORTALITY PRIMARY EDUCATION PRIMARY SCHOOL PRIMARY SCHOOLING PROBABILITIES PROBABILITY PROGRESS PUBLIC HEALTH PUBLIC SERVICES REGISTRATION SYSTEMS REGRESSION ANALYSES RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS RURAL AREAS RURAL RESIDENCE RURAL WOMEN SECONDARY EDUCATION SEX SEXUAL ACTIVITY SIBLINGS SOCIOECONOMIC DIFFERENCES SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS STANDARD ERRORS URBAN AREAS URBAN WOMEN URBANIZATION VIOLENCE YOUNG WOMEN Microdata Set
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Africa | Africa | The World Region | The World Region
2012-03-19T18:03:12Z | 2012-03-19T18:03:12Z | 2011-06-01

The authors combine data from 84 Demographic and Health Surveys from 46 countries to analyze trends and socioeconomic differences in adult mortality, calculating mortality based on the sibling mortality reports collected from female respondents aged 15-49. The analysis yields four main findings. First, adult mortality is different from child mortality: while under-5 mortality shows a definite improving trend over time, adult mortality does not, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa. The second main finding is the increase in adult mortality in Sub-Saharan African countries. The increase is dramatic among those most affected by the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Mortality rates in the highest HIV-prevalence countries of southern Africa exceed those in countries that experienced episodes of civil war. Third, even in Sub-Saharan countries where HIV-prevalence is not as high, mortality rates appear to be at best stagnating, and even increasing in several cases. Finally, the main socioeconomic dimension along which mortality appears to differ in the aggregate is gender. Adult mortality rates in Sub-Saharan Africa have risen substantially higher for men than for women especially so in the high HIV-prevalence countries. On the whole, the data do not show large gaps by urban/rural residence or by school attainment.

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