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Table 2 Variables on which death records were matched, base specification.

From: Deaths from heart failure: using coarsened exact matching to correct cause-of-death statistics

Variable US Mexico Brazil
Age 10-year intervals from age 20 to 49 10-year intervals from age 20 to 49 10-year intervals from age 20 to 49
  5-year intervals from 50-84 5-year intervals from 50-84 5-year intervals from 50-84
  Over 85 Over 85 Over 85
Sex Male/Female Male/Female Male/Female
Death Location In a clinic or hospital In a clinic or hospital In a clinic or hospital
  All other locations All other locations All other locations
Region 9 regions 5 regions 5 regions
Urban/rural Urban/Rural Urban/Rural Urban/Rural
Education Less than high school Less than primary None
  At least high school At least primary 1-7 years
  4-year college or more Secondary or more More than 7 years
Race White   
  Other   
  Black   
Hispanic Hispanic   
  Non-Hispanic   
Occupation   Professional/technical  
   Informal economy  
Health Insurance System   IMSS  
   Other public or private  
   Seguro popular/none  
  1. IMSS: Mexican Social Security Institute, which provides health insurance to formal-sector workers. Seguro popular: government-subsidized health insurance scheme for the uninsured.