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Source Information


Last updated on IDB: June 2011
Base Population
Item Base year Data source Data collection years Notes Ref. No.
Base Population 1979 census 1979 Census population adjusted to include estimated population of undocumented nomads and to be consistent with estimated fertility and mortality, smoothed, and moved to midyear. 1, 2

Latest Data Used in the Estimates and Projections
Item Reference years Data source Data collection years Notes Ref. No.
Population 2006 survey 2006 Population data by sex and 5-year age groups used to evaluate the estimates and projections. 3
Fertility 2006 survey 2007-08 Indirect estimate of total fertility rate. 4
Mortality 2004 survey 2006 Indirect estimates of infant and child mortality informed by 2006 Afghan Health Survey and Coale-Demeny West model life tables. 3
Migration 2009 refugee statistics 2009 Based on the change in refugee stock estimates between two consecutive years. 5

Ref. No. Citations
1 Ministry of Information and Culture. 1979. First Afghan Population Census. Kabul: Afghanian Publicity Bureau.
2 Shalikar, Mohtasham. 1983. Estimation of Basic Demographic Parameters and an Assessment of the Afghanistan Census of 1979. Master's thesis at the University of the Philippines.
3 Central Statistics Office. 2006. Afghanistan Health Survey. Kabul: Ministry of Public Health, Transitional Islamic Government of Afghanistan.
4 Central Statistics Office. 2009. National Risk and Vulnerability Assessment (NRVA) 2007/08. Kabul: MRRD/VAU and CSO/NSS Unit. <www.cso-af.net/nrva2007/main.php>.
5 United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. 2010. 2009 Statistical Yearbook. Geneva.

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