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Table 2 Individual repeatability of pregnancy status and cause-of-death assessment from repeated verbal autopsy interviews in Burkina Faso (n = 91) and Indonesia (n = 116)

From: Assessing the repeatability of verbal autopsy for determining cause of death: two case studies among women of reproductive age in Burkina Faso and Indonesia

  Burkina Faso Indonesia
Likely cause of death % of interviews leading to this likely cause/status of which, % with cause/status found in both interviews % of interviews leading to this likely cause/status of which, % with cause/status found in both interviews
Abortion related death 2.7 5.8 1.6 10.8
Anaemia 5.2 0 5.0 14.9
Cancer 2.9 20.3 4.1 20.5
Cardiovascular disease 5.7 5.0 6.3 24.8
Diabetes 4.1 19.0 4.9 35.2
Ectopic pregnancy 0.8 0 2.3 10.4
HIV/AIDS related death 5.0 9.9 1.0 0
Haemorrhage 8.8 17.2 14.4 28.4
Indeterminate 1.2 100.0 2.8 100.0
Kidney disease 2.0 13.6 3.2 18.7
Liver disease 1.9 0 4.2 23.3
Malaria 24.1 24.1 8.3 30.2
Obstructed labour 2.1 6.6 2.3 12.1
Other maternal cause 0.8 0 2.8 23.9
Pregnancy-induced hypertension 3.5 0 6.0 11.5
Pregnancy-related infection 20.8 29.5 17.8 22.1
Respiratory disease 0.6 0 0.2 0
Ruptured uterus 1.1 0 1.3 0
Suicide 0.9 0 0.7 35.3
Tuberculosis (pulmonary) 5.7 10.5 10.8 27.0
OVERALL 100.0 18.0 100.0 25.0
Pregnancy status     
not pregnant within 6 wks of death 6.7 66.0 8.0 82.2
pregnant within 6 wks of death 70.8 78.0 51.5 79.1
pregnant at death 22.7 34.0 40.5 90.1
OVERALL 100.0 67.2 100.0 85.0