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Table 2 Specific causes of death by age, Dabat Demographic and Health Surveillance Site, northwest Ethiopia, 2007–2013

From: Tuberculosis and HIV are the leading causes of adult death in northwest Ethiopia: evidence from verbal autopsy data of Dabat health and demographic surveillance system, 2007–2013

Specific causes of death Female Male Total
15–24 25–49 50+ 15–24 25–49 50+
Number (%) Number (%) Number (%) Number (%) Number (%) Number (%) No (%)
Tuberculosis 7 (11.7) 36 (25.5) 76 (21.1) 7 (11.7) 18 (13.6) 63 (19.3) 207(19.1)
HIV/AIDS 8 (13.3) 34 (24.1) 17 (4.7) 1 (1.7) 18 (13.6) 18 (5.5) 96(8.9)
Meningitis 1 (1.7) 0 30 (8.3) 0 3 (2.3) 25 (7.7) 59(5.5)
Cerebrovascular diseases 4 (6.7) 5 (3.5) 14 (3.9) 8 (13.3) 8 (6.1) 12 (3.7) 51(4.7)
Unspecified causes of death 2 (3.3) 4 (2.8) 20 (5.5) 1 (1.7) 5 (3.8) 18 (5.5) 50(4.6)
Renal failure 2 (3.3) 2 (1.4) 19 (5.3) 1 (1.7) 5 (3.8) 17 (5.2) 46(4.3)
Congestive heart failure 4 (6.7) 3 (2.1) 24 (6.6) 1 (1.7) 3 (2.3) 10 (3.1) 45(4.2)
Acute lower respiratory infection 2 (3.3) 3 (2.1) 18 (5.0) 0 3 (2.3) 17 (5.2) 43(4.0)
Intestinal infectious diseases 1 (1.7) 2 (1.4) 14 (3.9) 2 (3.3) 1 (1.5) 13 (4.0) 33(3.0)
Malaria/leishmaniasis 1 (1.7) 3 (2.1) 7 (1.9) 2 (3.3) 3 (2.3) 11 (3.4) 27(2.5)
Hypertensive disease 4 (6.7) 4 (2.8) 9 (2.5) 1 (1.7) 2 (1.5) 5 (1.5) 25(2.3)
Intentional self-harm 0 0 12 (3.3) 0 1 (0.8) 9 (2.8) 22(2.0)
Assault 4 (6.7) 1 (0.7) 2 (0.6) 2 (3.3) 6 (4.5) 6 (1.8) 21(1.9)
Paralytic ileus and intestinal obstruction 0 1 (0.7) 1 (0.3) 2 (3.3) 9 (6.8) 4 (1.2) 17(1.6)
Accidental fall 1 (1.7) 0 3 (0.8) 2 (3.3) 2 (2.3) 9 (2.8) 17(1.6)
Acute abdomen 0 0 1 (0.3) 3 (5.0) 5 (3.8) 6 (1.8) 15(1.4)
Gastric and duodenal ulcers 0 1 (0.7) 6 (1.7) 0 3 (2.3) 5(1.5) 15(1.4)
Chronic liver disease 1 (1.7) 2 (1.4) 5 (1.4) 2 (3.3) 1 (0.8) 3 (1.5) 14(1.3)
Infectious diseases, unspecified 0 2 (1.4) 4 (1.1) 0 2(1.5) 5 (1.5) 13(1.2)
Accidental drowning and submersion 0 0 4 (1.1) 0 3(2.3) 5 (1.5) 12(1.1)
Asthma 0 0 0 6 (10.0) 3(2.3) 2 (0.6) 11(1.0)
Other causes of deatha 20 (32.3) 36 (25.5) 75 (20.8) 19 (31.7) 27 (20.5) 55 (16.9) 232(21.4)
Total 62 (5.7) 141 (13.0) 361 (33.4) 60 (5.5) 132 (12.2) 326 (30.1) 1082
  1. aOther causes of death: Malignant neoplasm of esophagus; diabetes mellitus; ischemic heart disease; contact with venomous animals and plants; malignant neoplasm of breast; other specified event, undetermined intention; pedestrian injured in traffic accident; postpartum hemorrhage; war deaths; accident, unspecified