About the Authors

Sabine Gabrysch
Institute of Public Health, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität, Heidelberg, Germany

Simon Cousens, Oona M. R. Campbell
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

Jonathan Cox
Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

sabine.gabrysch@uni-heidelberg.de

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: SG SC JC OMRC. Agree with the manuscript's results and conclusions: SG SC JC OMRC. Designed the experiments/the study: SG SC OMRC. Analyzed the data: SG. Wrote the first draft of the paper: SG. Contributed to the writing of the paper: SG SC JC OMRC. Contributed significantly to the design and execution of the spatial analysis in the paper: JC. Had initial idea for the study and supervised the project: OMRC.