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Table 2 Error metrics

From: Error and bias in under-5 mortality estimates derived from birth histories with small sample sizes

Metric Formula Interpretation
Error q 0 ̂ q 0 Measure of bias, in absolute terms.
Relative error q 0 ̂ q 0 q 0 Measure of bias, in relative terms.
Absolute error | q 0 ̂ q 0 | Measure of the magnitude of the difference between the estimates and true mortality, in absolute terms.
Absolute relative error q 0 ̂ q 0 q 0 Measure of the magnitude of the difference between the estimates and true mortality, in relative terms.