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Table 2 Deaths classified as garbage codes (GC) according to selected variables. Brazil, 2016

From: Changes in the quality of cause-of-death statistics in Brazil: garbage codes among registered deaths in 1996–2016

Variable Garbage codes Non-GC (%)a Total deaths (%)b
Level 1 (%)a Level 2 (%)a Level 3 (%)a Level 4 (%)a Total GC (%)a
Age
 < 01 6.0 0.9 3.0 4.2 14.2 85.8 36350 (2.8)
 1–4 20.2 3.4 2.6 12.9 39.1 60.9 6212 (0.5)
 5–9 18.7 3.4 2.5 9.6 34.2 65.8 3297 (0.3)
 10–14 16.9 3.6 2.0 7.7 30.3 69.7 4877 (0.4)
 15–19 8.2 4.1 0.8 6.5 19.6 80.4 21788 (1.7)
 20–29 8.0 4.3 1.2 7.4 20.8 79.2 55643 (4.2)
 30–39 10.6 4.3 2.4 8.8 26.0 74.0 64864 (5.0)
 40–49 12.1 4.4 3.7 10.9 31.1 68.9 92650 (7.1)
 50–59 12.1 4.2 4.4 13.2 33.8 66.2 157797 (12.0)
 60–69 12.0 4.2 4.2 16.7 37.1 62.9 221752 (16.9)
 70–79 13.1 4.5 3.8 20.7 42.1 57.9 265220 (20.2)
 80 e+ 16.5 5.7 3.6 23.9 49.6 50.4 376145 (28.7)
Missing 23.6 11.2 1.4 12.2 48.4 51.6 3179 (0.2)
Place of deatha
 Hospital/health facility 11.4 3.7 4.0 19.2 38.3 61.7 948085 (72.4)
 Home 21.3 7.5 3.2 14.1 46.0 54.0 256134 (19.6)
 Street 5.2 4.4 0.3 9.3 19.2 80.8 59974 (4.6)
 Others 13.2 7.2 1.4 9.4 31.3 68.7 44110 (3.4)
 Missing 24.0 8.6 2.1 10.3 45.1 54.9 1471 (0.1)
Who signed the original DC
 Attending physician 12.6 4.0 4.0 19.3 39.9 60.1 343891 (26.3)
 Substitute physician 12.4 3.4 4.4 19.3 39.4 60.6 293661 (22.4)
 Forensic institute physician 12.4 14.9 0.7 8.1 36.1 63.9 175410 (13.4)
 SVO physicianc 14.4 3.8 2.9 15.0 36.1 63.9 86830 (6.6)
 Other physician 18.2 5.1 4.2 18.0 45.5 54.5 271228 (20.7)
 Missing 26.2 5.4 3.6 17.2 52.5 47.5 138754 (10.6)
  1. aFractions of each row total
  2. bFractions of all deaths (n = 1309774)
  3. cSVO physician = physician from the Death Verification Service.