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Sadoghi Z, Teimouri A, Pezhhan A. Investigating the Accuracy of Iran and Ilam province population by Whipple and Myers methods of 2006 and 2016 census. HSR 2020; 16 (1) :38-45
URL: http://hsr.mui.ac.ir/article-1-27-en.html
1- PhD Candidate, Department of Demographics, School of Social Sciences, Islamic Azad University, Tehran Branch, Tehran, Iran
2- Assistant Professor, Children & Adolescent Health Research Center, Resistant Tuberculosis Institute, School of Medicine, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Iran
3- Assistant Professor, Department Demographics, School of Social Sciences, Islamic Azad University, Tehran Branch, Tehran, Iran
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Background: Being aware of both structure and correct demographic data in each country is essential for the economic, social, political and cultural planning as well as promotion in health indicators. This study is conducted aiming to examine the accuracy of housing census statistics in Iran and Ilam Province in 2006 and 2016.
Methods: The census data were extracted from the Statistical Center of Iran. Data prepared based on standard age and sex groups. Whipple and Myers methods were used to assess the accuracy of these data. In addition, in this study, the Whipple index was expanded for all digits.
Findings: Whipple indexes were 106.5 and 101.8 for Ilam Province and 111.5 and 104.1 for Iran in 2006 and 2016, respectively. Myers indexes were 1.40 and 4.9 for Ilam Province and 1.6 and 4.8 for total Iranin population in 2016 and 2006, respectively.
Conclusion: The study findings were indicative of a very high accuracy of the census data obtaine for Ilam Province and the country in 2016. Due to the high accuracy of the data, this information can be used to advance the country's health development programs.
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Received: 2020/07/6 | Accepted: 2020/04/3 | Published: 2020/04/3

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