This is to alert you to three errors, with limited scope, that occurred during the production of the Comprehensive and Extended Dataset of our CD-ROMs. Please see the description of the errors and how to obtain a corrected version of the three data files affected below. Please accept our apologies.
Description of the problems:
Three files need to be replaced because of problems found after the release of the CD-ROM.
1. The first error affects only one of the stock indicators (Dependency ratio) for the No-AIDS scenario, and is limited to the projected years 2010-2050. The Excel file with the problem is called "WPP2004_DB10_2_F5_DEPENDENCY_RATIO_NO_AIDS.XLS".
In this file, an error occurred when the projected data were transferred and all dependency ratios in the No-AIDS PROJECTION sheet were shifted down from one row and the column headers with the years were repeated wrongly downward.
2. The two remaining errors are located in the two ASCII files with annually
interpolated population indicators, and are limited to data for
In these two files, an aggregation error was introduced by inadvertently counting
the open-ended age group
In the file “WPP2004_SUP_F2_Annual_Population_Indicators.CSV, four indicators are affected (for the years 1950-1994):
In the file “WPP2004_SUP_F3_Annual Population Indicators_Percentage.CSV”, all the population indicators are affected for the years 1950-1994.
These three files have been corrected, and the revised versions are available at the links below:
Files in Excel format: DB10 No-AIDS mortality scenario (DB10_2_No-AIDS_Stock_Indicators)
Files in database format: Interpolated_Annual_Indicators
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