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Measuring Coverage in MNCH: Total Survey Error and the Interpretation of Intervention Coverage Estimates from Household Surveys

  • Thomas P. Eisele mail,

    teisele@tulane.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Global Health Systems and Development, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

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  • Dale A. Rhoda,

    Affiliation: Center for Analytics and Public Health, Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus, Ohio, United States of America

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  • Felicity T. Cutts,

    Affiliation: Independent consultant, La Londe les Maures, France

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  • Joseph Keating,

    Affiliation: Department of Global Health Systems and Development, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

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  • Ruilin Ren,

    Affiliation: Demographic and Health Surveys, ICF International, Calverton, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Aluisio J. D. Barros,

    Affiliation: Federal University of Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil

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  • Fred Arnold

    Affiliation: Demographic and Health Surveys, ICF International, Calverton, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Published: May 07, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001386
  • Published in PLOS Medicine

About the Authors

Thomas P. Eisele, Joseph Keating
Department of Global Health Systems and Development, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America
Dale A. Rhoda
Center for Analytics and Public Health, Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus, Ohio, United States of America
Felicity T. Cutts
Independent consultant, La Londe les Maures, France
Ruilin Ren, Fred Arnold
Demographic and Health Surveys, ICF International, Calverton, Maryland, United States of America
Aluisio J. D. Barros
Federal University of Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil

Corresponding Author

Email: teisele@tulane.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Analyzed the data: TPE. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: TPE. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: DAR FTC JK RR AJDB FA. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: TPE DAR FTC JK RR AJDB FA. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: TPE DAR FTC JK RR AJDB FA.