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Table 2 Injury in vital registration (VR) data before investigation and among investigated ill-defined conditions by the VA method in the sampled municipalities, Minas Gerais northeast, Brazil, 2007

From: Use of verbal autopsy in a national health information system: Effects of the investigation of ill-defined causes of death on proportional mortality due to injury in small municipalities in Brazil

Variables Injury in VR data before investigation Injury among ill-defined conditions p value
  n (%) n (%) (Fisher's exact test)
Cause of death    
   Road traffic accidents 10 (40.0) 1 (5.3) 0.00
   Falls 1 (4.0) 4 (21.1)  
   Drowning 2 (8.0) 6 (31.6)  
   Exposures* and poisonings 3 (12.0) 1 (5.3)  
   Assault 9 (36.0) 4 (21.1)  
   Events of undetermined intent 0 3 (15.8)  
Age (years)    
   1-19 4 (16.0) 2 (10.5) 0.32
   20-59 18 (72.0) 11 (57.9)  
   60 + 3 (12.0) 6 (31.6)  
Sex    
   Male 22 (88.0) 12 (63.2) 0.07
   Female 3 (12.0) 7 (36.8)  
Death place**    
   Home 0 7 (36.8) 0.00
   Hospital 6 (25.0) 3 (15.8)  
   Others 18 (75.0) 9 (47.4)  
Rural***    
   Yes 7 (31.8) 5 (26.3) 0.74
   No 15 (68.2) 14 (73.7)  
  1. *exposure to fires, venomous animals, force of nature; ** missing, not included (n = 1); *** missing, not included (n = 3)