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Table 6 Mean CSMF accuracy (and 95 % uncertainty intervals) on three datasets for 35 train/test iterations

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

Study (training/testing sample size)a NBC OTM InterVA-4b Median all three classifiers
MDS 0.88 0.57 0.71 0.71
(11,000/555) (0.87,0.88) (0.56,0.57) (0.69,0.73)
Agincourt 0.87 0.42 0.66 0.66
(2,300/2,300) (0.87,0.88) (0.42,0.43) (0.63,0.68)
Matlab 0.92 0.57 0.65 0.65
(1,000/1,000) (0.92,0.93) (0.56,0.58) (0.62,0.67)
Median all three datasets 0.88 0.57 0.66 0.66
  1. CSMF cause-specific mortality fraction, NBC naïve Bayes classifier, OTM open-source Tariff Method, VA verbal autopsy, MDS Million Death Study
  2. aTraining/testing sample size, with no training required for InterVA-4
  3. bInterVA-4 was evaluated on a testing data set of 50 randomly selected records out of 555 records, in each of the 35 iterations