Flag Jamaica

Page last updated

August 2012


The Jamaica PAT was created in November 2006. Changes to this tool are detailed in the PAT Changelog.

PAT Survey

Sept 2011


PAT Data Entry Template

August 2012

(.ZIP; open within Epi Info)

User guide

Sept 2011


Tool Information


Poverty line used for MRR reporting:

Median national poverty line

Value of poverty line used for MRR reporting in local currency:

24841.09 Jamaica per capita per year in August 2000 prices

Other poverty lines*:

National poverty line: 31,414 Jamaican Dollars per capita per year in August 2000 prices

Original source survey:

2000 Jamaica Survey of Living Conditions

Certification document:


* The data analysis program in most PATs allows for comparisons against multiple poverty lines. In some cases, these poverty lines vary by region: a household in region A with a calculated household expenditure of X might fall below a poverty line while a household in a different region with the same expenditure might fall above that same poverty line.

** PATs developed using CSPro give automatic poverty comparisions by a number of variables so users can, for example, compare the poverty rates among regions or gender of the head of household. Such results are INDICATIVE and are only statistically valid for samples that are of appropriate size and distribution for that sub-population.


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