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Table 4 Heaping index for deaths reported at 7 days and 12 months, EN-INDEPTH survey versus HDSS

From: Neonatal and child mortality data in retrospective population-based surveys compared with prospective demographic surveillance: EN-INDEPTH study

  Bandim (Guinea-Bissau) Dabat (Ethiopia) IgangaMayuge (Uganda) Matlab (Bangladesh) Kintampo (Ghana)
Survey HDSS Survey HDSS Survey HDSS Survey HDSS Survey HDSS
Deaths, day 7 29 10 10 1 21 4 14 16 19 7
Deaths, days 5–9 68 32 28 7 28 18 70 62 35 16
Heaping index day 7a 2.1 1.6 1.8 0.7 3.8 1.1 1.0 1.3 2.7 2.2
Deaths, 12 months 22 12 9 2 25 6 5 2 40 10
Deaths, 10–14 months 53 43 18 18 37 32 28 21 73 42
Heaping index 12 monthsb 2.1 1.4 2.5 0.6 3.4 0.9 0.9 0.5 2.7 1.2
  1. aHeaping index estimated as number of death day 7/average number of deaths day between 5 and 9 days, i.e. deaths day 7/(deaths day 5–9/5)
  2. bHeaping index estimated as number of death at 12 months/average number of deaths per month between 10 and 14 months, i.e. deaths 12 months/(deaths 10–14 months/5)