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Table 3 Sensitivity and 95% confidence intervals (CI) for the SSA DMF in determination of mortality status of decedents from the MPI/PO Study by quartiles of age at death.

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

AGE SENSITIVITY 95 % CI
1st quartile (age 41–70) 82.8 75.1, 90.5
2nd quartile (age 71–79) 85.1 77.9, 92.3
3rd quartile (age 80–85) 87.2 80.5, 94.0
4th quartile (age 86–97) 95.7 91.7, 99.8
  1. Abbreviations: confidence interval, CI; Myocardial Perfusion Imaging/Patient Outcomes, MPI/PO; Social Security Administration Death Master File, SSA DMF