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Source Information

Lesotho


Last updated on IDB: December 2009
AIDS mortality explicitly modeled? Yes
Base Population
Item Base year Data source Data collection years Notes Ref. No.
Base Population 1976 census 1976 Census population adjusted under age 5 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 2006 census 2006 Census population data by age and sex used to evaluate the estimates and projections. 2
Fertility 2003-04 survey 2004 Direct estimate of total fertility rate. 3
Mortality 1999-2004 survey 2004 Direct estimates of under-5 mortality, by sex, for the 10 years prior to the survey and Coale-Demeny West model life tables. 3
Migration 1996-2006 census 2006 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. Calibrated based on 2004 Demographic and Health Survey. 4, 3
Latest HIV ARV data 2007 administrative data 2007 Official and targeted estimates reported to Office of Global AIDS Coordinator and World Health Organization. 5

References
Ref. No. Citations
1 Bureau of Statistics. 1981. 1976 Population Census Analytical Report, Volume IV. Maseru.
2 Ministry of Finance and Development Planning, Bureau of Statistics. 2009. 2006 Census Results: Population by Age and Sex. <www.bos.gov.ls>.
3 Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Bureau of Statistics and ORC Macro. 2005. Lesotho Demographic and Health Survey 2004. Calverton, Maryland.
4 Ministry of Health and Social Welfare Lesotho. ANC HIV & Syphilis Sentinel Surveillance Synopisis, 2003, 2005, and 2007.
5 World Health Organization, Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, and United Nations Children's Fund. 2008. Towards Universal Access, Scaling Up Priority HIV/AIDS Interventions in the Health Sector, Progress Report 2008. Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization.

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