PPD Permanent Observer at the UN is pleased to share the following release of three new data outputs on family planning. This has been just announced by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA). Please click on the links for details.
1. WORLD CONTRACEPTIVE USE 2016 DATA SET
Includes up-to-date empirical (survey-based) contraceptive prevalence and unmet need for family planning indicators for women of reproductive age (15 to 49 years) who are married or in a union, drawn from 1,119 surveys (up from 1,059 in 2015).
In this edition, there is greater detail on method-specific prevalence than in previous versions, and ‘modern methods’ now includes the ‘lactational amenorrhea method’ (LAM), following agreement at a WHO technical meeting in 2015.
2. MODEL-BASED ESTIMATES AND PROJECTIONS OF FAMILY PLANNING INDICATORS 2016
Comprehensive set of annual, model-based estimates and projections for a range of family planning indicators for the period 1970 to 2030, including median values, 80 per cent and 95 per cent uncertainty
The estimates were updated using input data from ‘World Contraceptive Use 2016 (above) and the number of married or in-union women from the ‘Number of women who are married or in a union 2016_ (below). This edition includes estimates for SDG indicator 3.7.1 (“Demand satisfied (modern methods)”) and clearer visualization of data points. The PMA2020 surveys are treated as a separate group in the model. As in previous editions, the estimates are obtained by use of a Bayesian hierarchical model implemented with country-specific data.
Suggested citation: United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division (2016). Model-based Estimates and Projections of Family Planning Indicators 2016. New York: United Nations.
3. NUMBER OF WOMEN WHO ARE MARRIED OR IN A UNION 2016
Estimates and projections of the number of married or in-union women of reproductive-age (15 to 49 years) for the period 1970 to 2030 for countries or areas, and for regions and development groups. This edition uses input data from _World Population Prospects 2015 Revision _for the population numbers (females by five-year age group for 15 to 49 years) and data on the proportion of women who are married or in a consensual union from _World Marriage Data 2015.
The current version of these data sets were produced by a team of Population Division, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations
From PPD Permanent Observer at the UN, New York, 26 October 2016
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