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The Homicide Atlas in Colombia: Contagion and Under-Registration for Small Areas

B. Piedad Urdinola; Francisco Torres Áviles†; Jairo Alexander Velasco;
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  • Published: 01 Jun 2017 Journal: Cuadernos de Geografía: Revista Colombiana de Geografía, volume 26, pages 101-118 (issn: 0121-215X, eissn: 2256-5442, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Abstract The homocide atlas in Colombia is a visual representation of both expansion and aggravation of the armed internal conflict for the deadly decades of 1990 to 2009. However, mortality under-registration remains an issue in most developing countries, more remarkably when studying particular causes of death on small areas. This document proposes a Bayesian spatial method to identify mortality under-registration in municipalities. Probability maps help to identify under-registered municipalities in Colombia that coincide with the rise of violence at the turn of the century, which is not captured in vital registration systems. It also shows that women suffer ...
free text keywords: bayesian spatial analysis, homicide atlas, demography of conflict, mortality under-registration, análisis espacial bayesiano, atlas de homicidio, demografía de conflicto, estimación de área pequeña, subregistro de mortalidad, análise espacial bayesiana, atlas de homicídio, demografia de conflito, estimativa de área pequena, sub-registro de mortalidade, Homicide, Small population size, Geography, Cartography, Bayesian probability, Developing country, Small area estimation, mortality under-registration., Geography (General), G1-922
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