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Source Information


Last updated on IDB: September 2018
Base Population
Item Base year Data source Data collection years Notes Ref. No.
Base Population 1981 census 1981 Census population adjusted for underenumeration, adjusted to be consistent with estimated fertility and mortality under age 10, 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 2002 census 2002 Census population data by age and sex used to evaluate the estimates and projections. 2
Fertility 2015 survey 2014-2015 Direct estimates of age-specific fertility rates used without adjustment. 3
Mortality 2015 survey 2015 Direct estimate of infant mortality, by sex, and Coale-Demeny West model life tables. 4
Migration 2016 refugee statistics 2016 Based on the change in refugee stock estimates between two consecutive years. 5

Ref. No. Citations
1 Direccion General de Estadistica. 1984. Censos Nationales, IV Habitacion y IX Poblacion 1981. Guatemala.
2 Instituto Nacional de Estadística. 2005. Características de la población y de los locales de habitación censados 2002.
3 Ministerio de Salud Pública y Asistencia Social (MSPAS), Instituto Nacional de Estadística (INE), ICF International, 2017. Encuesta Nacional de Salud Materno Infantil 2014-2015. Informe Final. Guatemala, MSPAS/INE/ICF
4 United Nations Inter-Agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation (IGME). 2017. Child Mortality Estimates. http://www.childmortality.org/
5 United Nations High Commission for Refugees UNHCR). 2017. Data Extraction.

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