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Africa Under-5 Lower Respiratory Infection Incidence, Prevalence, and Mortality Geospatial Estimates 2000-2017


General Info
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)
Algeria (DZA)
Angola (AGO)
Benin (BEN)
Botswana (BWA)
Burundi (BDI)
Cameroon (CMR)
Chad (TCD)
Comoros (COM)
Congo (COG)
Djibouti (DJI)
Egypt (EGY)
Eritrea (ERI)
Ethiopia (ETH)
Gabon (GAB)
Ghana (GHA)
Guinea (GIN)
Kenya (KEN)
Lesotho (LSO)
Liberia (LBR)
Malawi (MWI)
Mali (MLI)
Morocco (MAR)
Namibia (NAM)
Niger (NER)
Nigeria (NGA)
Rwanda (RWA)
Senegal (SEN)
Somalia (SOM)
Sudan (SDN)
Eswatini (SWZ)
Gambia (GMB)
Togo (TGO)
Tunisia (TUN)
Uganda (UGA)
Zambia (ZMB)
Zimbabwe (ZWE)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/2000 - 12/2017
Data type
  • Subnationally representative

Estimates were produced for lower respiratory infection (LRI) incidence, prevalence, and mortality among children under 5 at the 5x5 km-level in 52 countries in Africa between 2000-2017. These estimates were produced using data extracted from 191 household surveys that had questions about the prevalence of cough with difficulty breathing among children under 5, and allowed for subnational geolocation. The surveys include the Demographic and Health Survey (DHS), Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS), World Bank, and other country‐specific surveys. Collectively, they provided 56,628 total data points, corresponding to 53,592 survey clusters and 3,036 subnational polygon boundaries.

This dataset includes the following:

  • GeoTIFF raster files for pixel-level estimates of LRI incidence, prevalence, and mortality
  • CSV files of aggregated estimates for each country at the zero, first, and second administrative divisions
  • Code files used to generate the estimates