Demographic Profile and Trends in Early Childhood Mortality Rates of Timor-Leste

This paper is aimed at presenting demographic profile and early childhood mortality rates of Timor-Leste mainly based on the data of last two population censuses in 1990 and 2004. Analysis of trends in early childhood mortality rates uses also Demographic and Health Surveys (DHSs). In the analysis, four indicators are used; namely, infant, child and under-5 mortality rates and life expectancy. These indicators are estimated using an indirect method as described in UN Manual X.


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