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Release Notes: October 2002

This release of the IDB contains revised estimates and projections for many countries as well as some updates of socio-economic tables.

A. New demographic estimates and/or projections for selected countries.

1. Revised AIDS mortality. The number of countries where the impact of AIDS is explicitly included in our projections has been raised to 51. This represents all countries where the HIV/AIDS prevalence rate for pregnant women is estimated to be one percent or greater. The countries included are:

Africa (37)     
*Angola          
Benin           
Botswana      
Burkina Faso         
Burundi                  
Cameroon       
CAR         
Cote d'Ivoire     
Congo (Brazzaville)      
Congo (Kinshasa)        
*Chad                    
*Djibouti                
*Eritrea                   
Ethiopia         
Gabon            
Ghana           
*Guinea          
*Guinea-Bissau    
Kenya            
Lesotho         
*Liberia          
Malawi          
*Mali   
Mozambique       
Namibia         
*Niger            
Nigeria          
Rwanda         
*Senegal        
*Sierra Leone    
South Africa    
Swaziland       
Tanzania        
Togo            
Uganda          
Zambia          
Zimbabwe          
Asia (3)      
Burma        
Cambodia     
Thailand                 
LAC (11)   
Bahamas   
*Barbados  
*Belize  
*Dominican Rep.  
*Guatemala   
Guyana   
Haiti   
Honduras  
*Panama  
*Suriname                   
*Trinidad and Tobago       

* Newly included since the last revision.  

2. Country changes. The following country changes are included in this update:

East Timor is now included as a separate country and the Indonesia projections now exclude East Timor.

Yugoslavia is now included as the combination of Serbia and Montenegro, which are no longer shown separately.

3. Expansion of the projections to age 100+ for selected developed countries:

In order to better project countries with increasing numbers of people in the oldest ages, we have started converting our projections to be performed on data by single years of age up to 100 years and over. For this update, the following countries were updated:

France  
Germany  
Italy  
Japan  
Spain  
United Kingdom  

4. New data and/or analysis. New data and/or analyses have been incorporated into the estimates and projections for the following countries or areas:

Argentina  
Bangladesh  
Bermuda  
Brazil   
Cayman Islands  
China  
Egypt  
India  
Iran  
Korea, North  
Korea, South  
Laos  
Marshall Islands  
Mongolia  
Philippines  
Puerto Rico  
Taiwan  
United States  
Vietnam  

NOTE: The projection for the U.S. is provisional and is included to take into consideration the results of the 2000 census. It is based on the 2000 census, official post-census estimates, as well as vital registration data from the National Center for Health Statistics. The assumptions about the future are based on those used in the projections released in 2000 with some adjustments for consistency with new information.

B. Highlights of the updated socio-economic tables.

Tables 055/056. Contraceptive prevalence data. These tables have been extensively reviewed and updated.

Table 047. Marital status data. This table has been updated to include recent data from censuses and surveys such as the Demographic and Health Surveys.

Release notes history

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | International Programs | International Data Base   Revised:December 19, 2013   Version: Data:12.0625 Code:12.0321