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Table 4 Proportion of ill-defined conditions, injuries, home deaths, municipalities, and population by municipality size in selected administrative areas of 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

Administrative area and municipality size (inhabitants) % Ill-defined % Injury % Home deaths % Municipalities % Population
Minas Gerais northeast      
  (n = 5,409) (n = 5,409) (n = 5,409) (n = 63) (n = 881,340)
   < 50,000 29.8 8.7 35.9 98.4 85.6
   50,000-99,999 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
   100,000 + 9.5 10.6 22.3 1.6 14.4
   Missing* 2.5 2.5 2.5 0.0 0.0
   Total 25.8 9.2 32.5 100.0 100.0
Minas Gerais state      
  (n = 111,366) (n = 111,366) (n = 111,366) (n = 853) (n = 19,719,285)
   < 50,000 14.3 9.2 25.7 92.1 42.3
   50,000-99,999 12.2 10.0 19.2 4.5 13.6
   100,000 + 7.5 13.5 16.3 3.4 44.1
   Missing* 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.0
   Total 11.2 11.1 20.9 100.0 100.0
Southeast      
  (n = 495,877) (n = 495,877) (n = 495,877) (n = 1,668) (n = 80,641,101)
   < 50,000 12.2 9.2 22.0 85.7 22.0
   50,000-99,999 11.1 10.3 16.9 6.2 9.3
   100,000 + 6.1 11.4 13.8 8.1 68.7
   Missing* 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.0 0.0
   Total 8.0 11.0 15.9 100.0 100.0
Brazil      
  (n = 1,047,824) (n = 1,047,824) (n = 1,047,824) (n = 5,564) (n = 189,335,191)
   < 50,000 10.6 11.3 30.2 89.5 33.8
   50,000-99,999 9.0 12.5 23.0 5.6 11.4
   100,000 + 5.5 13.0 16.0 4.9 54.8
   Missing* 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.0 0.0
   Total 7.7 12.5 21.4 100.0 100.0
  1. Source: Ministry of Health (http://www2.datasus.gov.br/DATASUS/index.php; accessed May 2011)
  2. * Record linkage of the population size data bank and the Mortality Information System was not possible.