Table 1

Frequency distribution of causes of death by major categories, verbal autopsy and hospital records
Cause of Death Selected verbal autopsy deceased adults (n = 335) Selected hospital adult deaths (n = 335) Actual verbal autopsy diagnoses [10]
Number % (95% CI) Number % (95% CI) % (95% CI)
Communicable Diseases 145 43(38–49) 124 37 (32–42) 42 (40.6–43.8)
Non Communicable Diseases 159 48 (42–53) 181 54 (49–59) 51 (49.7–52.9)
Injuries 23 7(4–10) 27 8 (5–11) 6 (5.5–7.0)
Undetermined 10 3 (1–5) 3 1 7 (6.0–7.7)
Total 335* 100 335 100 100*

* VA used multiple causes of death diagnoses and may not add up exactly and give 335 or 100%.

Misganaw et al.

Misganaw et al. BMC Medical Research Methodology 2012 12:130   doi:10.1186/1471-2288-12-130

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