INDEPTHStats displays yearly health and demographic indicators generated from the INDEPTH member centres in Africa, Asia and Oceania. INDEPTHStats is freely available to everyone. It aims at providing researchers, government officials and policymakers, among others, health and demographic information that can guide their decision-making. These include crude birth and death rates, age-specific fertility and death rates, infant, child, and under five mortality rates, cause of death, as well as numerous other health and demographic indicators. Additional indicators will be added in the near future. The indices can be displayed either by single HDSS site over time, or across multiple HDSS sites.
New data will be added annually on 1st July each year.
Making these data available and free-of-charge to everyone has been made possible by funding from the Hewlett Foundation, Sida/Research Cooperation Unit, Wellcome Trust, Rockefeller Foundation and the Gates Foundation combined with the generous, free provision of the data by the member HDSSs. All the data have been subjected to rigorous technical checks, first at individual HDSS level and then within INDEPTH.
INDEPTH looks forward to receiving comments from data users, and suggestions for how to further enhance the value provided by this new source of critical health and demographic data for research, policy making and health and social programming.
INDEPTH is a pioneer in health and population research, providing robust answers to some of the most important questions in development. Through its global network of health and demographic surveillance system (HDSS) field sites in Africa, Asia and Oceania, it is capable of producing reliable longitudinal data not only about the lives of people in low- and middle-income countries, but about the impact on those lives of development policies and programmes.