Demographic, Social and Reproductive Health Survay – Basic Results 2000

No. of pages: 169

Publication date: 2012

Author: UNFPA

It would have been possible to recalculate the indices for the population as a whole by assigning weightings of 40% and 60% to the values obtained for the urban and rural populations, respectively; those proportions appear quite plausible in light of the last census and the rural exodus revealed by the survey. This was not done, however, because the adjustment would have resulted in only an illusory gain in accuracy, for two reasons: