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Estimates of fertility and infant and child mortality for Lae urban area of Papua New Guinea: a comparative analysis

  • William K. A. Agyei (a1)

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Data collected on fertility, mortality and family planning in two surveys in Papua New Guinea are presented. The first survey was conducted in rural and urban areas between November 1979 and March 1980 in eight provinces of Papua New Guinea, and the second between late June and early July 1981 in the Lae urban area. The unadjusted total fertility rates suggest that fertility is lower in the Lae urban area than in the rural and provincial urban areas. However, the adjusted rates indicate that fertility is higher in the provincial urban areas than in the rural and Lae urban areas. The results also confirm a trend towards lower infant and child mortality over the past 15 years, as well as the existence of moderate differentials between rural, provincial urban and the Lae urban areas.

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Estimates of fertility and infant and child mortality for Lae urban area of Papua New Guinea: a comparative analysis

  • William K. A. Agyei (a1)

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