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Table 4 Comparison of verbal autopsy-assessed HIV-associated deaths in pre-ART and ART periods.

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

Characteristics Verbal autopsy study period
Study period Pre-ART (1990-93) ART (2006-08)
HIV prevalence 8.0% 7.5%
Deaths of known HIV serostatus 293 333
Deaths where verbal autopsy was done 155 (53%) 264 (79%)
HIV-positive deaths with verbal autopsy 78 (50%) 59 (22%)
Specificity 92% 90%
Positive predictive value 92% 71%
Assessors' agreement on HIV-associated deaths 91% 80%
Kappa statistic n/a 0.69
HIV-attributable mortality fraction-VA study 47% 25.8%
HIV-attributable mortality fraction-cohort data 50% 17%