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    Fpemlocal: Estimating family planning indicators in R for a single population of interest

    Guranich, Gregory and Cahill, Niamh and Alkema, Leontine (2021) Fpemlocal: Estimating family planning indicators in R for a single population of interest. Gates Open Research, 5. p. 24. ISSN 2572-4754

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    The global Family Planning Estimation model (FPEM) combines a Bayesian hierarchical model with country-specific time trends to yield estimates of contraceptive prevalence and unmet need for family planning for countries worldwide. In this paper, we introduce the R package fpemlocal that carries out the estimation of family planning indicators for a single population, for example, for a single country or smaller area. In this implementation of FPEM, all non-population- specific parameters are fixed at outcomes obtained in a prior global FPEM run. The development of this model was motivated by the demand for computational efficiency, without loss of model accuracy, when estimates and projections from FPEM were needed only for a single country. We present use cases to produce estimates for a single population of women by union status or all women based on package- provided data bases and user-specified data. We also explain how to aggregate estimates across multiple populations. The R package forms the basis of the Track20 Family Planning Estimation Tool to monitor trends in family planning indicators for the FP2020 initiative.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Family Planning estimation tool; global versus local model fitting;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Mathematics and Statistics
    Item ID: 16954
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    Depositing User: Niamh Cahill
    Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2023 11:27
    Journal or Publication Title: Gates Open Research
    Publisher: F1000Research
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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