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Table 3 Overall cause-specific mortality fractions and ranked causes, together with pregnancy status assessments, from verbal autopsies in Burkina Faso (n = 91) and Indonesia (n = 116), in original and follow-up interviews

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
  original interview follow-up interview original interview follow-up interview
cause of death % rank % rank % rank % rank
Abortion related death 3.6 10 1.8 11 1.3 17 1.9 15
Anaemia 6.8 5 3.6 7 5.4 7 4.7 8
Cancer 2.2 13 3.6 7 2.9 11 5.2 7
Cardiovascular disease 8.4 3 3.0 9 7.0 6 5.5 5
Diabetes 4.1 9 4.1 5 4.5 9 5.3 6
Ectopic pregnancy 0.3 19 1.4 14 1.8 15 2.9 13
HIV/AIDS related death 5.4 7 4.6 5 0.3 20 1.8 16
Haemorrhage 8.2 4 9.4 3 17.2 1 11.5 2
Indeterminate 1.2 17 0 18 2.8 12 0.9 18
Kidney disease 2.4 12 1.5 13 3.3 10 3.0 12
Liver disease 1.6 15 2.1 10 5.2 8 3.3 11
Malaria 19.6 1 30.0 1 8.8 4 7.8 4
Non-pregnancy related infection 0 20 0 18 0 21 0.9 18
Obstructed labour 2.6 11 1.7 12 2.6 13 2.0 14
Other maternal cause 1.6 16 0 18 2.1 14 3.6 10
Pregnancy-induced hypertension 5.8 6 1.2 15 8.3 5 3.7 9
Pregnancy-related infection 18.5 2 23.2 2 11.8 2 24.2 1
Respiratory disease 0 20 1.2 17 0.3 19 0 21
Ruptured uterus 2.2 14 0 18 1.6 16 1.0 17
Suicide 0.6 18 1.2 15 1.0 18 0.4 20
Tuberculosis (pulmonary) 5.0 8 6.4 4 11.8 3 10.6 3
Pregnancy status         
not pregnant within 6 wks of death 6.8 3 21.5 2 8.2 3 7.8 3
pregnant within 6 wks of death 70.9 1 67.0 1 51.4 1 51.6 1
pregnant at death 22.3 2 11.5 3 40.4 2 40.6 2