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Table 4 Top five causes of death from original and follow-up interviews in series of verbal autopsies 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
  original interview follow-up interview original interview follow-up interview
rank cause of death CSMF % cause of death CSMF % cause of death CSMF % cause of death CSMF %
1 malaria 19.6 Malaria 30.0 haemorrhage 17.2 pregnancy-related infection 24.2
2 pregnancy-related infection 18.5 pregnancy-related infection 23.2 pregnancy-related infection 11.8 haemorrhage 11.5
3 cardio-vascular disease 8.4 Haemorrhage 9.4 tuberculosis (pulmonary) 11.8 tuberculosis (pulmonary) 10.6
4 haemorrhage 8.2 tuberculosis (pulmonary) 6.4 malaria 8.8 malaria 7.8
5 anaemia 6.8 HIV/AIDS related death 4.6 pregnancy-induced hypertension 8.3 cardio-vascular disease 5.5
total   61.5   73.6   57.9   59.6