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Table 2 Time comparison for paper- and tablet-based VAIs in Bangladesh and the Philippines

From: Collecting verbal autopsies: improving and streamlining data collection processes using electronic tablets

  Bangladesh Philippines
Paper (n = 1682) median (min, max) Tablet (n = 316) Paper (n = 3716) median (min, max) Tablet (n = 200)
Time for interviewer training 6 days 2 daysa 5 days 1 daya
Time between interview and check by supervisor 49 days N/A 59 days N/A
(0, 405) (0, 151)
Time between check by supervisor and data entry 23 days N/A 21 days N/A
(0, 248) (0, 196)
Time between interview and data entry 98 days 1 day 83 days 2 days
(1, 419) (4, 243)
  1. aNote: Data collectors were previously trained on paper VA instruments