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Child mortality in Afghan Refugee Camps in Pakistan
Infant and U5 mortality in Afghan Refugee Camps in Pakistan before and after Humanitarian Aid vs. Pakistan Country-Wide Statistics
International Rescue Committee (IRC) surveyed two Afghan refugee camps in Pakistan before and after humanitarian aid. The objective of the project was to compare U5 mortality (P[Life ≤ 5 years]) at baseline (2007) and endline (2010). Statistics Without Borders volunteers used nonparametric maximum likelihood and least squares to estimate survivor functions from current status data, because some ages at deaths were inadmissable. The Kaplan-Meier reliability estimator was used on admissable ages at deaths. Survivor function estimates from current status and admissible ages at deaths agreed tolerably. The U5 estimates were 10% at baseline and 4% at endline. Pakistan U5 was 8.7% in 2009 (Wikipedia). Infant mortality at age one was almost 4% at baseline and endline. Pakistan infant mortality was 6.7% in 2010 (World Bank).
CARE Girls’ Workload Study - Tanzania
The girls’ workload study is a comparative investigation of the level, types, and perceptions related to the work of girls and boys. Its multi-method approach provides information on parent perceptions about children’s work, proportioned estimates of work-and school-related activities (as reported by children themselves), and quantitative estimates on hours worked each day. The aim of the study is to determine what specific characteristics predict increased or inequitable workload, understand parent perspectives on children’s work and provide descriptive baseline data to CARE regarding the impact on girls’ workload on schooling and facets of their lives. Statistics Without Borders highlighted analysis issues for this study, in particular issues related to clustering of individuals by family, village, school.
Research on the Hearing Loss and Health-Related Quality of Life in Children After Bacterial Meningitis in Vietnam NHP
Aug 2010 - Sept 2010
The purpose of the project is to estimate the prevalence of hearing loss and its impact on health-
related quality of life in children after bacterial meningitis in Vietnam. The research design is a
matched case-control study based on a sample of children who have recovered from primary
bacterial meningitis in Vietnam National hospital of Pediatrics from January 2000 to January 2010.
The SWB volunteers provided comments and suggestions regarding the choice of measures of
quality of life, the planned statistical analyses, the impact of truncation and the treatment of missing
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