The health and survival of women and their new-born babies in low income countries is a key public health priority, but basic and consistent subnational data on the number of live births to support decision making has been lacking. WorldPop integrates small area data on the distribution of women of childbearing age and age-specific fertility rates to map the estimated distributions of births for each 1x1km grid square across all low and middle income countries. Further details on the methods can be found in Tatem et al. and James et al..
Data for earlier dates is available directly from WorldPop.
WorldPop (www.worldpop.org - School of Geography and Environmental Science, University of Southampton). 2017. Zimbabwe 1km births. Version 2.0 2015 estimates of numbers of live births per grid square, with national totals adjusted to match UN national estimates on numbers of live births (http://esa.un.org/wpp/). DOI: 10.5258/SOTON/WP00392
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Dataset details: Zimbabwe 1km births__________DATASET: Version 2.0 2015 estimates of numbers of live births per grid square, with national totals adjusted to match UN national estimates on numbers of live births (http://esa.un.org/wpp/). REGION: AfricaSPATIAL RESOLUTION: 0.00833333 decimal degrees (approx 1km at the equator)PROJECTION: Geographic, WGS84UNITS: Estimated births per grid squareMAPPING APPROACH: Integration of multiple data sources on population distribution, age structure and fertility rates to produce high-resolution maps detailing the number and distribution of live births.FORMAT: Geotiff (zipped using 7-zip (open access tool): www.7-zip.org)FILENAMES: Example - ARG_births_pp_v2_2015.tif = Argentina (ARG, three-letter country code adhering to ISO 3166 standard) births per pixel (births_pp) version 2 (v2) based on data for circa 2015.