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Table 1 Cause of death review, Vanuatu 2000–2007

From: Causes of death in Vanuatu

Causes of death by age Hospital deaths Community health facility deaths n (%) National weighted proportional mortality
Hospital separations n (%) Medical certificates n (%)
0–4 years 147 (16 %) 391 (24 %) 401 (17 %) 18 %
 Specific causes 145 383 311  
 Ill-defined % 2 (1.4) 8 (0.6) 90 (22.4)  
5–14 years 35 (4 %) 37 (2 %) 73 (3 %) 2 %
 Specific causes 32 36 55  
 Ill-defined % 3 (8.6) 1 (2.7) 18 (24.7)  
15–59 years M F M F M F  
228 226 440 301 409 329  
 Specific causes 224 219 418 291 335 275  
 Ill-defined % 4 (1.8) 7 (3.1) 22 (5.0) 10 (3.3) 74 (18.1) 54 (16.4)  
Both sexes 15–59 years 454 (49 %) 741 (46 %) 738 (31 %) 35 %
0–59 years with cause 636 (69 %) 1169 (73 %) 1212 (51 %)  
 Specific causes 620 1128 976  
 Ill defined % 16 (2.5) 41 (3.5) 236 (19.5)  
≥60 yearsa 291(31 %) 443 (28 %) 1182 (49 %) 45 %
All ages deaths 0 - ≥60 years 927 (100 %) 1612 (100 %) 2394 (100 %) 100 %
Deaths excluded from above  
 Fetal deaths 13 100 102  
 No age 14 78 46  
 Hospital deaths - - 21  
All reported deaths  
 Reported deaths 954 1790 2563  
 % deaths with cause 0–59 years 97.2 90.1 93.4  
 % of all Vanuatu deathsb 9.6 17.3 25.2  
  1. Vanuatu national proportional mortality weighted by data sources (MC and CHF) for age groups
  2. aNot coded for cause of death. M Male; F Female
  3. bEstimated total deaths from available life tables (excluding fetal deaths)