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Research Article

Progress toward Global Reduction in Under-Five Mortality: A Bootstrap Analysis of Uncertainty in Millennium Development Goal 4 Estimates

  • Leontine Alkema mail,

    alkema@nus.edu.sg

    Affiliations: Department of Statistics and Applied Probability, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore, Singapore

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  • Jin Rou New

    Affiliation: Department of Statistics and Applied Probability, National University of Singapore, Singapore

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  • Published: December 11, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001355

About the Authors

Leontine Alkema, Jin Rou New
Department of Statistics and Applied Probability, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Leontine Alkema
Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Corresponding Author

Email: alkema@nus.edu.sg

Competing Interests

LA is a member of the technical advisory group of the UN IGME. JRN is a consultant for UNICEF. The views expressed in this paper are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations Children's Fund. The authors declare that no other competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: LA JRN. Performed the experiments: LA JRN. Analyzed the data: LA JRN. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: LA JRN. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: LA. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: LA JRN. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: LA JRN. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: LA JRN.