Table 3

Common causes of mortality, JD-HDSS, Bhaktapur, 2010
Causes of deaths Duwakot Jhaukhel Total
Number Number Number
(N = 33) (N = 21) (N = 54)
Old age 9 8 17
Respiratory diseases 7 2 9
Stroke 6 1 7
Diabetes mellitus 4 2 6
Malignant neoplasm (cancer) 0 5 5
Gastrointestinal diseases 0 2 2
Genito-urinary diseases 1 1 2
Suicide 2 0 2
Hypertension 1 1 2
Inconclusive/not sure 2 1 3

Data is for deaths that had occurred in the preceeding year before the survey. Attrition of death was done on the basis of the response provided by the respondent. Multiple responses were recorded if more than one cause was provided. Respiratory diseases included both chronic obstructive lung diseases and pulmonary infections.

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Aryal et al. BMC Research Notes 2012 5:489   doi:10.1186/1756-0500-5-489

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