Table 4

Causes of death misclassification in VA
VA Diagnosis * Hospital Diagnosis “gold standard“ * Total
AIDS TB RTI Meningitis Malignant DM CVD RD DD GD Unintentional Injury
AIDS 47 5 6 2 4 1 11 3 5 1 0 97
TB 5 30 4 1 2 0 12 3 4 0 0 77
RTI 2 2 2 0 1 0 2 1 1 0 0 14
Meningitis 1 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
Malignant 4 4 1 0 13 0 4 0 0 0 1 28
DM 2 1 0 0 0 8 2 0 1 1 0 15
CVD 5 0 2 0 3 2 54 4 3 3 0 75
RD 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 4 1 0 0 7
DD 3 4 0 0 1 1 2 0 16 1 0 34
G D 2 3 1 0 1 0 2 1 0 3 0 12
Unintentional Injury 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 12 21
Total 69 48 14 7 28 14 83 17 36 8 13 335

* Total may not be exactly 335 because multiple causes of death used in the verbal autopsy and hospital diagnosis.

AIDS = HIV/AIDS, TB = Tuberculosis, RTI = Reparatory Tract Infection, DM = Diabetes Miletus, CVD = cardiovascular disease, RD = Respiratory Disease, DD = Digestive Diseases, GD = Genitourinary Diseases.

Misganaw et al.

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

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