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Table 1 Comparison between TFRs according to different data sources and estimates, Brazil, 2000–2010

From: Completeness of birth registration in Brazil: an overview of methods and data sources

Source of data Year of the inquiry Plausibility
2000 2005 2010
Vital registration Unadjusted TFR SRG-estimated TFR Unadjusted TFR Plausible
2.09 1.75* 1.72
P/F-adjusted TFR   P/F-adjusted TFR Plausible
2.17 1.75* 1.75
Official estimates (IDB SINASC/DATASUS, 2013)  
2.29 1.99 1.82
Census Unadjusted TFR SRG-estimated TFR Unadjusted TFR Plausible
2.15 1.76* 1.60
P/F-adjusted TFR   P/F-adjusted TFR Less plausible
2.37 1.76* 1.91
Own-children method  
2.46 1.96 1.78  
Official estimates (IBGE 2012)  
2.38 1.90  
PNDS   1.80   
  1. Sources: DATASUS 2000 and 2010 and Censuses – IBGE, 2000 and 2010
  2. Note: P/F correction applied, 4% increase in the ASRFs in 2000 and 2% in 2010, for vital registration data. For census data correction increment ASRF of 11% in 2000 and 19% in 2010
  3. Official DATASUS estimates based on direct and indirect methods
  4. SINASC/DATASUS official data provided by Indicadores e Dados Básicos – Brazil –IDB (2013)
  5. *Synthetic Relational Gompertz intercensal estimates. Own-children method estimates provided by HFC (2017), estimated by Lima (2013)