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Poverty Mapping Project: Global Subnational Infant Mortality RatesEntry ID: CIESIN_SEDAC_PMP_IMR
Abstract: The Global Subnational Infant Mortality Rates consists of estimates of infant mortality rates for the year 2000. The infant mortality rate for a region or country is defined as the number of children who die before their first birthday for every 1,000 live births. The data products include a shapefile (vector data) of rates, grids (raster data) of rates (per 10,000 live births in order to preserve ... precision in integer format), births (the rate denominator) and deaths (the rate numerator), and a tabular dataset of the same and associated data. Over 10,000 national and subnational units are represented in the tabular and grid datasets, while the shapefile uses approximately 1,000 units in order to protect the intellectual property of source datasets for Brazil, China, and Mexico. This dataset is produced by the Columbia University Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN).
The data in ESRI Shapefile (SHP), Microsoft Excel (XLS), American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII) Grid formats and maps in Portable Document (PDF) and Portable Network Graphics (PNG) formats are available from the NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC).
Purpose: To provide a global subnational map of infant mortality rate estimates that can be used by a wide user community in interdisciplinary studies of health, poverty and the environment.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN)/Columbia University
Dataset Title: Poverty Mapping Project: Global Subnational Infant Mortality Rates
Dataset Release Date: 2005
Dataset Release Place: Palisades, NY
Dataset Publisher: NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC)
Data Presentation Form: raster, vector, tabular, mapOnline Resource: http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/data/set/povmap-global-subnational...
Start Date: 2000-01-01Stop Date: 2000-01-01
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Use Constraints There is no guarantee of warranty concerning the accuracy of these data. Users should be aware that temporal changes may have occurred since the data was collected and that some parts of these data may no longer represent actual surface conditions. Users should not use these data for critical applications without a full awareness of their limitations. Acknowledgement of the originating agencies would be appreciated in products derived from these data. Any user who modifies the data set is obligated to describe the types of modifications they perform. User specifically agrees not to misrepresent the data set, nor to imply that changes made were approved or endorsed by the U.S. Geological Survey. Please refer to http://www.usgs.gov/privacy.html for the USGS disclaimer.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2013-02-21
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-04-17