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Childhood deaths in Africa: uses and limitations of verbal autopsies.

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The verbal autopsy (VA) is an epidemiological tool that is widely used to ascribe causes of death by interviewing bereaved relatives of children who were not under medical supervision at the time of death. This technique was assessed by comparison with a prospective survey of 303 childhood deaths at a district hospital in Kenya where medically confirmed diagnoses were available. Common causes of death were detected by VA with specificities greater than 80%. Sensitivity of the VA technique was...

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University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Tropical Medicine
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University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Tropical medicine
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Journal:
Lancet (London, England)
Volume:
340
Issue:
8815
Pages:
351-355
Publication date:
1992-08-05
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EISSN:
1474-547X
ISSN:
0140-6736
URN:
uuid:b05f3815-5598-4cd8-bf6c-2b38d515dd6d
Source identifiers:
43874
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pubs:43874

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