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Table 2 Sensitivity and 95% confidence intervals (CI) for the SSA DMF in determination of mortality status of decedents from the MPI/PO Study by gender and country of birth.

From: Use of the Social Security Administration Death Master File for ascertainment of mortality status

  Male (n = 239) 95% CI Female (n = 135) 95% CI
American Born 91.5 86.9, 96.1 93.8 88.5, 99.0
Foreign Born 83.7 76.4, 91.0 77.8 65.6, 89.9
  1. Abbreviations: confidence interval, CI; Myocardial Perfusion Imaging/Patient Outcomes, MPI/PO; Social Security Administration Death Master File, SSA DMF