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Table 1 Description of datasets

From: Naive Bayes classifiers for verbal autopsies: comparison to physician-based classification for 21,000 child and adult deaths

Variable MDS Study Agincourt Study Matlab Study PHMRC Study
Region India South Africa Bangladesh Multiple
Sample size 12,225 5,823 3,270 2,064
Ages 1-59 months 15-64 years 20-64 years 28 days – 11 years
Number of causes of death 15 16 15 21
Population Community deaths Community deaths Community deaths Hospital deaths
Cause of death physician classification Dual, independent coding of VA records, disagreements resolved by reconciliation, and remaining cases by adjudication by a third physician Dual, independent coding of VA records, disagreements resolved by third physician Single coding of VA records followed by a second screening by another physician or experienced paramedic Hospital certified cause of death, including clinical and diagnostic tests
  1. MDS Million Death Study, PHMRC Population Health Metrics Research Consortium, VA verbal autopsy