!! INDEPTH PRESS RELEASE !!
(July 1, 2016)
INDEPTH Network adds more health and demographic data
to its publicly available online data archives

  • INDEPTH strengthens data management systems in health research and improves access to information for better science and health policy
  • The freely accessible INDEPTH Data Repository now has datasets from 25 member health research centres in Africa and Asia, which include 27 HDSS field sites
  • The freely accessible INDEPTHStats now has datasets from 26 member research centres in Africa and Asia, which include from 32 HDSS field sites
Accra, Ghana, 1st July 2016 – The International Network for the Demographic Evaluation of Population and Their Health (INDEPTH) in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) announces IMPORTANT UPDATES to the Core Micro Datasets and Documentation on the INDEPTH Data Repository (www.indepth-ishare.org) and on its associated data visualization website, INDEPTHStats (www.indepth-ishare.org/indepthstats). These are two unique online data archives that continue to build and strengthen capacity for research data management, health and scientific research in LMICs as well as improving access to fully documented high quality longitudinal datasets by the scientific community and health policy makers worldwide. Moreover, these datasets also represent a valuable teaching resource.

At the completion of this year’s updates, the INDEPTH Data Repository, launched in 2013, would hold data on over 1.6 million individuals and more than 25 million person-years of observation representing the first harmonised database of longitudinal population-based data from LMICs (for a total of 66 published datasets since inception).

The INDEPTH Data Repository is an online archive of fully documented high-quality longitudinal datasets from INDEPTH member Health and Demographic Surveillance System (HDSS) centres. It is the first repository that specializes in longitudinal population-based data from LMICs. The repository was established on 1st July, 2013 with 6 datasets from HDSS field sites. Today we have datasets from the following member HDSS field sites in Africa and Asia:

HDSS Country
1 Nanoro HDSS Burkina Faso
2 Ouagadougou HDSS Burkina Faso
3 Taabo HDSS Cote d'Ivoire
4 Dabat HDSS Ethiopia
5 Gilgel Gibe HDSS  Ethiopia 
6 Kersa HDSS  Ethiopia 
7 Kilite Awlaelo HDSS  Ethiopia 
8 Farafeni HDSS  Gambia 
9 Dodowa HDSS  Ghana 
10 Kintampo HDSS  Ghana 
11 Navrongo HDSS  Ghana 
12 Vadu HDSS  India 
13 Mbita HDSS  Kenya 
14 Nairobi HDSS  Kenya 
15 Karonga HDSS  Malawi 
16 Chokwe HDSS  Mozambique 
17 Mlomp HDSS  Senegal 
18 Niakhar HDSS  Senegal 
19 Africa Centre HDSS  South Africa 
20 Agincourt HDSS  South Africa 
21 Digkale HDSS  South Africa 
22 Ifakara Rural HDSS  Tanzania 
23 Magu HDSS  Tanzania
24 Rufiji HDSS  Tanzania 
25 Iganga/Mayuge HDSS  Uganada 
26 Chililab HDSS  Vietnam 
27 Filabavi HDSS  Vietnam 


INDEPTHStats is the corresponding data visualisation website that contains summary statistics, images and graphs of key health and demographic indicators generated from the respective INDEPTH member HDSS field sites. INDEPTHStats provides researchers, government officials and policymakers with information that can guide their decision-making, including crude birth and death rates, age specific fertility and death rates, infant, child, and under five mortality rates, as well as numerous other health and demographic indicators.

Launched on 1st July, 2013, INDEPTHStats had initial data from 18 HDSS field sites. Today, INDEPTHStats has data from the following HDSS field sites from Africa and Asia:

HDSS Country
1 Chakaria HDSS HDSS  Bangladesh 
2 Matlab HDSS  Bangladesh 
3 Nanoro HDSS Burkina Faso
4 Ouagadougou HDSS Burkina Faso
5 Taabo HDSS Cote d'Ivoire
6 Dabat HDSS Ethiopia
7 Gilgel Gibe HDSS  Ethiopia 
8 Kersa HDSS  Ethiopia 
9 Kilite Awlaelo HDSS  Ethiopia 
10 Farafeni HDSS  Gambia 
11 Dodowa HDSS  Ghana 
12 Kintampo HDSS  Ghana  
13 Navrongo HDSS  Ghana 
14 Vadu HDSS  India 
15 Kilifi HDSS  Kenya 
16 Kisumu HDSS  Kenya 
17 Mbita HDSS  Kenya 
18 Nairobi HDSS  Kenya 
19 Karonga HDSS  Malawi 
20 Chokwe HDSS  Mozambique 
21 Manhica HDSS  Mozambique 
22 Mlomp HDSS  Senegal 
23 Niakhar HDSS  Senegal 
24 Africa Centre HDSS  South Africa 
25 Agincourt HDSS  South Africa 
26 Digkale HDSS  South Africa 
27 Ifakara Rural HDSS  Tanzania 
28 Magu HDSS  Tanzania
29 Rufiji HDSS  Tanzania 
30 Iganga/Mayuge HDSS  Uganada 
31 Chililab HDSS  Vietnam 
32 Filabavi HDSS  Vietnam 



INDEPTHStats app

BrainstormsIn addition to these data, INDEPTH launched the INDEPTHStats app on 1st July 2014. The INDEPTHStats App is a data visualisation app which allows users to explore on tablets or mobile phones, basic demographic indicators generated by INDEPTH member HDSSs centres . The indicators are visualized by interactive, animated charts and tables. The INDEPTHStats App has been further developed and made available as a free App on Google store Android phones and tablets as well as made available for iphone and ipad users. This means that the visualisation website can be viewed on tablets and smart phones as well.

Additional Project-Specific Datasets

In 2014 we released on the INDEPTH Data Repository the unique datasets on Cause Specific Mortality covering the following 22 HDSS field sites:

HDSS Country
1 Chakaria HDSS HDSS  Bangladesh 
2 Matlab HDSS  Bangladesh 
3 AMK HDSS Bangladesh
4 Bandarban HDSS Bangladesh
5 Ouagadougou HDSS Burkina Faso
6 Nouna HDSS Burkina Faso
7 Taabo HDSS  Cote d'Ivoire
8 Kilite Awlaelo HDSS   Ethiopia 
9 Farafeni HDSS  Gambia 
10 Dodowa HDSS  Ghana 
11 Navrongo HDSS  Ghana 
12 Ballabgarh HDSS  India  
13 Vadu HDSS  India 
14 Purworejo HDSS  Indonesia 
15 Kilifi HDSS  Kenya 
16 Kisumu HDSS  Kenya 
17 Nairobi HDSS  Kenya 
18 Karonga HDSS  Malawi
19 Niakhar HDSS  Senegal 
20 Africa Centre HDSS  South Africa 
21 Agincourt HDSS  South Africa 
22 Filabavi HDSS  Vietnam 

We have also added datasets after the end of the following INDEPTH multicentre projects as well as publication datasets:

  • MADIMAH – Multi-centre Analysis of the Dynamics of Internal Migration And Human Capital in six INDEPTH Centres in sub-Saharan Africa - Release July 2016
  • Epidemiology and Treatment of Epilepsy in Sub-Saharan Africa released in 2013
  • INDEPTH-WHO SAGE Study – Study on Global Ageing and Adult Health in Eight lower-Income Countries – released in 2010

Publication Datasets:

  1. Participation in Africa Centre's HIV surveillance between 2003 and 2012
  2. Agincourt under five mortality 2015
  3. Bangladesh, Ghana, South Africa, Vietnam - The evolving demographic and health transition in four low- and middle-income countries

International Recognition

The INDEPTH Data Repository has been recognised by PLOS-ONE, a reputable international academic journal, as an approved repository to lodge publication datasets.

Acknowledgements

INDEPTH thanks its core support funders, Hewlett Foundation, Sida/Research Cooperation Unit and Wellcome Trust for the continued support. We also thank the entire Network members for agreeing to make their invaluable datasets freely available on the web. This has made INDEPTH the pacesetter in responsibly sharing longitudinal public health data from the global South.

Publications using data from the INDEPTH Data Repository and INDEPTHStats

  • Sankoh O, Byass P. (2014). Cause-specific mortality at INDEPTH Health and Demographic Surveillance System Sites in Africa and Asia: concluding synthesis. Glob Health Action. 7:25590. doi: 10.3402/gha.v7.25590.
  • Streatfield PK, Khan WA, Bhuiya A, Hanifi SM, Alam N, Millogo O, Sié A, Zabré P, Rossier C, Soura AB, Bonfoh B, Kone S, Ngoran EK, Utzinger J, Abera SF, Melaku YA, Weldearegawi B, Gomez P, Jasseh M, Ansah P, Azongo D, Kondayire F, Oduro A, Amu A, Gyapong M, Kwarteng O, Kant S, Pandav CS, Rai SK, Juvekar S, Muralidharan V, Wahab A, Wilopo S, Bauni E, Mochamah G, Ndila C, Williams TN, Khagayi S, Laserson KF, Nyaguara A, Van Eijk AM, Ezeh A, Kyobutungi C, Wamukoya M, Chihana M, Crampin A, Price A, Delaunay V, Diallo A, Douillot L, Sokhna C, Gómez-Olivé FX, Mee P, Tollman SM, Herbst K, Mossong J, Chuc NT, Arthur SS, Sankoh OA, Byass P. (2014).HIV/AIDS-related mortality in Africa and Asia: evidence from INDEPTH health and demographic surveillance system sites. Glob Health Action. 7:25370. doi: 10.3402/gha.v7.25370.
  • Streatfield PK, Khan WA, Bhuiya A, Hanifi SMA, Alam N, Diboulo E, Sie A, Ye M, Compaore Y, Soura AB, Bonfoh B, Jaeger F, Ngoran EK, Utzinger J, Yohannes A. Melaku YA, Mulugeta A, Weldearegawi B, Gomez P, Jasseh J, Hodgson A, Oduro A, Welaga P, Williams J, Awini E, Binka FN, Gyapong M, Kant S, Misra P, Srivastava R, Chaudhary B, Juvekar S, Wahab A, Wilopo S, Bauni E, Mochamah G, Ndila C, Williams TN, Desai M, Hamel MJ, Lindblade KA, Odhiambo FO, Slutsker L, Ezeh A, Kyobutungi C, Wamukoya M, Delaunay V, Diallo A, Douillot L, Sokhna C, Gomez-Olive FX, Kabudula CW, Mee P, Herbst AK, Mossong J, Chuc NTK, Arthur SS, Sankoh OA, Tanner M and Byass P. (2014). Malaria mortality in Africa and Asia: evidence from INDEPTH health and demographic surveillance system sites. Glob Health Action. 7:25369. doi: 10.3402/gha.v7.25369.
  • Streatfield PK, Alam N, Compaoré Y, Rossier C, Soura AB, Bonfoh B, Jaeger F, Ngoran EK, Utzinger J, Gomez P, Jasseh M, Ansah A, Debpuur C, Oduro A, Williams J, Addei S, Gyapong M, Kukula VA, Bauni E, Mochamah G, Ndila C, Williams TN, Desai M, Moige H, Odhiambo FO, Ogwang S, Beguy D, Ezeh A, Oti S, Chihana M, Crampin A, Price A, Delaunay V, Diallo A, Douillot L, Sokhna C, Collinson MA, Kahn K, Tollman SM, Herbst K, Mossong J, Emina JB, Sankoh OA, Byass P. (2014).Pregnancy-related mortality in Africa and Asia: evidence from INDEPTH Health and Demographic Surveillance System sites. Glob Health Action. 7:25368. doi: 10.3402/gha.v7.25368.
  • Streatfield PK, Khan WA, Bhuiya A, Hanifi SM, Alam N, Diboulo E, Niamba L, Sié A, Lankoandé B, Millogo R, Soura AB, Bonfoh B, Kone S, Ngoran EK, Utzinger J, Ashebir Y, Melaku YA, Weldearegawi B, Gomez P, Jasseh M, Azongo D, Oduro A, Wak G, Wontuo P, Attaa-Pomaa M, Gyapong M, Manyeh AK, Kant S, Misra P, Rai SK, Juvekar S, Patil R, Wahab A, Wilopo S, Bauni E, Mochamah G, Ndila C, Williams TN, Khaggayi C, Nyaguara A, Obor D, Odhiambo FO, Ezeh A, Oti S, Wamukoya M, Chihana M, Crampin A, Collinson MA, Kabudula CW, Wagner R, Herbst K, Mossong J, Emina JB, Sankoh OA, Byass P. (2014). Mortality from external causes in Africa and Asia: evidence from INDEPTH Health and Demographic Surveillance System Sites. Glob Health Action. 7:25366. doi: 10.3402/gha.v7.25366.
  • Streatfield PK, Khan WA, Bhuiya A, Hanifi SM, Alam N, Bagagnan CH, Sié A, Zabré P, Lankoandé B, Rossier C, Soura AB, Bonfoh B, Kone S, Ngoran EK, Utzinger J, Haile F, Melaku YA, Weldearegawi B, Gomez P, Jasseh M, Ansah P, Debpuur C, Oduro A, Wak G, Adjei A, Gyapong M, Sarpong D, Kant S, Misra P, Rai SK, Juvekar S, Lele P, Bauni E, Mochamah G, Ndila C, Williams TN, Laserson KF, Nyaguara A, Odhiambo FO, Phillips-Howard P, Ezeh A, Kyobutungi C, Oti S, Crampin A, Nyirenda M, Price A, Delaunay V, Diallo A, Douillot L, Sokhna C, Gómez-Olivé FX, Kahn K, Tollman SM, Herbst K, Mossong J, Chuc NT, Bangha M, Sankoh OA, Byass P. (2014). Adult non-communicable disease mortality in Africa and Asia: evidence from INDEPTH Health and Demographic Surveillance System sites. Glob Health Action. 7:25365. doi: 10.3402/gha.v7.25365.
  • Streatfield PK, Khan WA, Bhuiya A, Hanifi SM, Alam N, Ouattara M, Sanou A, Sié A, Lankoandé B, Soura AB, Bonfoh B, Jaeger F, Ngoran EK, Utzinger J, Abreha L, Melaku YA, Weldearegawi B, Ansah A, Hodgson A, Oduro A, Welaga P, Gyapong M, Narh CT, Narh-Bana SA, Kant S, Misra P, Rai SK, Bauni E, Mochamah G, Ndila C, Williams TN, Hamel MJ, Ngulukyo E, Odhiambo FO, Sewe M, Beguy D, Ezeh A, Oti S, Diallo A, Douillot L, Sokhna C, Delaunay V, Collinson MA, Kabudula CW, Kahn K, Herbst K, Mossong J, Chuc NT, Bangha M, Sankoh OA, Byass P. (2014). Cause-specific childhood mortality in Africa and Asia: evidence from INDEPTH health and demographic surveillance system sites. Glob Health Action. 7:25363. doi: 10.3402/gha.v7.25363.
  • Streatfield PK, Khan WA, Bhuiya A, Alam N, Sié A, Soura AB, Bonfoh B, Ngoran EK, Weldearegawi B, Jasseh M, Oduro A, Gyapong M, Kant S, Juvekar S, Wilopo S, Williams TN, Odhiambo FO, Beguy D, Ezeh A, Kyobutungi C, Crampin A, Delaunay V, Tollman SM, Herbst K, Chuc NT, Sankoh OA, Tanner M, Byass P. (2014). Cause-specific mortality in Africa and Asia: evidence from INDEPTH health and demographic surveillance system sites. Glob Health Action. 7:25362. doi: 10.3402/gha.v7.25362.

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