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Validity of data-derived algorithms for ascertaining causes of adult death in two African sites using verbal autopsy.

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background Verbal autopsy (VA) is used to ascertain causes of death using information obtained from bereaved relatives. Causes of death can be ascertained from VA questionnaires by a panel of physicians or from predefined algorithms. In a previous study, we developed data-derived algorithms using VA data from 796 adult deaths in hospitals in Tanzania, Ethiopia, and Ghana (primary sites). These computerized algorithms accurately estimated the cause-specific mortality fractions (CSMFs) for deat...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Nuffield Department of Population Health
Sub department:
NPEU
Role:
Author
Journal:
Tropical medicine and international health : TM and IH More from this journal
Volume:
5
Issue:
1
Pages:
33-39
Publication date:
2000-01-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1365-3156
ISSN:
1360-2276
Language:
English
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pubs:484121
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uuid:0b8f558d-a339-494f-ad13-f9d18673d9d7
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pubs:484121
Source identifiers:
484121
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2014-09-18

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