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Table 8 Numbers of VAs collected by cause of death and gold standard level for neonatal causes

From: Population Health Metrics Research Consortium gold standard verbal autopsy validation study: design, implementation, and development of analysis datasets

Neonate causes Level 1 Level 2A Level 2B
Birth asphyxia 461 0 0
Congenital malformation 250 0 0
Meningitis (serious infection) 6 0 0
Pneumonia (serious infection) 84 5 0
Preterm delivery (<33 weeks gestational age [GA]) without respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) 353 0 0
Preterm delivery (with or without RDS) and sepsis 75 1 0
Preterm delivery (without RDS) and birth asphyxia 89 0 0
Preterm delivery (without RDS) and sepsis and birth asphyxia 34 0 0
Respiratory distress syndrome (33-36 weeks GA) 13 0 0
Respiratory distress syndrome (<33 weeks GA) 97 0 0
Sepsis (serious infection) 127 1 0
Sepsis with local bacterial infection 32 1 0
Stillbirth 1,001 1 0
Tetanus 4 0 0