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Anonymous 249

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9 Mar 2016, 09:33

How reliable are small area estimates when taken for example from regional prevalences to estimate prevalence at district level?
Is there a software or simplified guidance on using small area estimates?

Anonymous 81

Public Health Nutritionist

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10 Mar 2016, 07:45

Dear Anonymous 249,
I am not sure whether I understood your questions. is your question to analysis the prevalence for a given small area from a dataset that was conducted at regional level?

Anonymous 249

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10 Mar 2016, 09:48

Dear Kiross,

Yes, the question is about how to estimate the prevalence for a given small area from a dataset that was conducted at regional level.
Thank you

Anonymous 81

Public Health Nutritionist

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10 Mar 2016, 16:30

Dear Anonymous 249,
I think the following publications are relevant to year question.
1. Small-Area Estimation of Child Undernutrition in Bangladesh
https://www.wfp.org/sites/default/files/Undernutrition%20Maps%20of%20Bangladesh%202012_Technical%20Report_Massey%20WFP%20BBS%20IFAD.pdf

2. District-level Estimates of Institutional Births in Ghana: Application of Small Area Estimation Technique Using Census and DHS Data
http://www.jos.nu/Articles/abstract.asp?article=262341

3. Estimating unmet need for contraception by district within Ghana: An application of small-area estimation techniques
http://dhsprogram.com/publications/journal-details.cfm?article_id=1355&C_id=0&T_ID=1&P_ID=0

Anonymous 249

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11 Mar 2016, 08:45

Dear Kiross,
These are very helpful, thank you

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