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Source Information

Ghana


Last updated on IDB: June 2012
AIDS mortality explicitly modeled? Yes
Base Population
Item Base year Data source Data collection years Notes Ref. No.
Base Population 1970 census 1970 Census population adjusted for underenumeration, using 1960 and 1984 censuses. 1,2,3,4,5

Latest Data Used in the Estimates and Projections
Item Reference years Data source Data collection years Notes Ref. No.
Population 2010 census 2010 Preliminary census population totals by sex used to evaluate the estimates and projections. 6
Fertility 1998-2008 survey 2008 Average of direct estimates of age-specific fertility rates from survey for 0-4 and 5-9 years before the survey. 7
Mortality 1998-2008 survey 2008 Direct estimates of infant and child mortality, by sex, for the 10 years prior to the survey and Coale-Demeny North model life tables. 7
Migration 2010 refugee statistics 2010 Based on the change in refugee stock estimates between two consecutive years. 8
Latest HIV prevalence data 2010 HIV surveillance 2010 Antenatal clinic sentinel surveillance data. 9
Latest HIV ARV data 2010 official estimate 2010 Official estimates reported to the World Health Organization. 10

References
Ref. No. Citations
1 Ghana Census Office. 1975. 1970 Census of Ghana. The 1971 Supplementary Enquiry. Unpublished.
2 De Graft-Johnson, K. T. 1975. 1970 Population Census of Ghana: Demographic Characteristics of Local Authorities Regions and Total Country. Accra: Central Bureau of Statistics.
3 U.S. Census Bureau. 1977. Country Demographic Profiles - Ghana. Country Demographic Profiles, ISP-DP-5. Washington, D.C.
4 Census Office. 1964. 1960 Population Census of Ghana. Special Report. Accra.
5 Statistical Service. 1989. 1984 Population Census of Ghana: The Gazetteer. Accra
6 Ghana Statistical Service. 2010. 2010 Population and Housing Census, Provisional Results. Accra.
7 Republic of Ghana Statistical Service and ICF Macro Inc. 2009. Ghana Demographic and Health Survey 2008. Calverton, Maryland.
8 United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. 2011. Statistical Yearbook 2010: Trends in Displacement, Protection and Solutions. Geneva, Switzerland: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
9 UNAIDS Spectrum file. Antenatal sentinel surveillance.
10 World Health Organization. 2010. Towards Universal Access: Scaling Up Priority HIV/AIDS Interventions in the Health Sector: Progress Report 2010. Geneva.

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