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Geographic coverage of demographic surveillance systems for characterising the drivers of childhood mortality in sub-Saharan Africa
  1. C Edson Utazi1,2,
  2. Sujit K Sahu2,
  3. Peter M Atkinson3,
  4. Natalia Tejedor-Garavito1,4,5,
  5. Christopher T Lloyd1,
  6. Andrew J Tatem1,5
  1. 1 WorldPop, Department of Geography and Environment, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
  2. 2 Southampton Statistical Sciences Research Institute, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
  3. 3 Faculty of Science and Technology, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK
  4. 4 GeoData, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
  5. 5 Flowminder Foundation, Stockholm, Sweden
  1. Correspondence to Dr C Edson Utazi; c.e.utazi{at}soton.ac.uk

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  • Handling editor Douglas Noble

  • Contributors CEU, SKS, PMA and AJT conceived and designed the study. CEU, NT-G and CTL assembled the datasets. CEU designed and implemented the statistical methods. SKS and PMA provided guidance on methods. CEU and AJT led the writing of the manuscript and all authors contributed to editing it.

  • Funding This work was funded by a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (OPP1117016).

  • Competing interests AJT is supported by funding from NIH/NIAID (U19AI089674), the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (OPP1106427, 1032350, OPP1134076), the Clinton Health Access Initiative, National Institutes of Health, a Wellcome Trust Sustaining Health Grant (106866/Z/15/Z) and funds from DFID and the Wellcome Trust (204613/Z/16/Z).

  • Patient consent Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data sharing statement No additional data are available.

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Footnotes

  • Handling editor Douglas Noble

  • Contributors CEU, SKS, PMA and AJT conceived and designed the study. CEU, NT-G and CTL assembled the datasets. CEU designed and implemented the statistical methods. SKS and PMA provided guidance on methods. CEU and AJT led the writing of the manuscript and all authors contributed to editing it.

  • Funding This work was funded by a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (OPP1117016).

  • Competing interests AJT is supported by funding from NIH/NIAID (U19AI089674), the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (OPP1106427, 1032350, OPP1134076), the Clinton Health Access Initiative, National Institutes of Health, a Wellcome Trust Sustaining Health Grant (106866/Z/15/Z) and funds from DFID and the Wellcome Trust (204613/Z/16/Z).

  • Patient consent Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data sharing statement No additional data are available.

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