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Gambia, The

Last updated on IDB: December 2010
AIDS mortality explicitly modeled? Yes
Base Population
Item Base year Data source Data collection years Notes Ref. No.
Base Population 1983 census 1983 Census population adjusted under age 10 to be consistent with estimated fertility and mortality, smoothed, and moved to midyear. 1

Latest Data Used in the Estimates and Projections
Item Reference years Data source Data collection years Notes Ref. No.
Population 2003 census 2003 Census population data by age and sex used to evaluate the estimates and projections. 2
Fertility 2002 census 2003 Direct estimates of age-specific fertility rates. 2
Mortality 2002 survey 2006 Indirect estimates of infant and child mortality and Coale-Demeny South model life tables. 3
Migration 2003 census 2003 Based on the difference between intercensal change and natural growth (births minus deaths). 2
Latest HIV prevalence data 2007 HIV surveillance 2007 Antenatal clinic sentinel surveillance data. 4
Latest HIV ARV data 2008 official estimate 2009 Official estimates reported to the World Health Organization. 5

Ref. No. Citations
1 Central Statistics Department, Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs. 1987. Population and Housing Census, 1983: General Report. Volume 1: Administrative and Analytical Procedures. Banjul: Gambia Bureau of Statistics.
2 Republic of The Gambia. 2007. Population and Housing Census-2003. Mortality in The Gambia. Reported Household Population by Age Group and Sex, 2003 Census. Banjul: Gambia Bureau of Statistics.
3 Gambia Bureau of Statistics. 2007. The Gambia Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2005-2006 Report. Banjul.
4 The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS. 2007. Personal communication.
5 World Health Organization, Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, and United Nations Children's Fund. 2009. Towards Universal Access. Scaling Up Priority HIV/AIDS Interventions in the Health Sector. Progress Report 2009. Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization.

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