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Table 2 Verbal autopsy classification by age and HIV serostatus.

From: Using verbal autopsy to assess the prevalence of HIV infection among deaths in the ART period in rural Uganda: a prospective cohort study, 2006-2008

  HIV status by verbal autopsy classification Total (%) True HIV serostatus
    HIV-positive HIV-negative
13-44 years Positive 44 (50.6%) 32 12
  Negative 32 (36.8%) 2 30
  Don't know 11 (12.6%) 2 9
   87 (100%) 36 (41.4%) 51 (58.6%)
45-64 years Positive 18 (30.5%) 14 4
  Negative 35 (59.3%) 4 31
  Don't know 6 (10.2%) 1 5
   59 (100%) 19 (32.2%) 40 (67.8%)
65+ years Positive 6 (5.1%) 2 4
  Negative 103 (87.3%) 1 102
  Don't know 9 (7.6%) 1 8
   118 (100%) 4 (3.4%) 114 (96.6%)
All ages Positive 68 (25.8%) 48 20
  Negative 170 (64.4%) 7 163
  Don't know 26 (9.8%) 4 22
Total deaths   264 (100%) 59 (22.3%) 205 (77.7%)