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Age range for the GFR in STATcompiler [message #8346] Tue, 13 October 2015 22:43 Go to next message
amaustin is currently offline  amaustin
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Hello,
Is the age range for GFR 15-44 or 15-49 for all countries on the STATcompiler-
Thank you!
Re: Age range for the GFR in STATcompiler [message #8426 is a reply to message #8346] Mon, 26 October 2015 18:40 Go to previous message
Trevor-DHS is currently offline  Trevor-DHS
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The General Fertility Rate (GFR) is for the three years preceding the survey expressed per 1,000 women age 15-44. Note however that births to all women 15-49 are included in the numerator. This seeming inconsistency comes from the fact that the GFR historically was calculated from different sources of data - a count of births in a year and a count of women age 15-44 (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fertility). In practice there are very few births to women age 45-49 so the difference compare to restricting to births to women age 15-44 would be very small.
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