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Table 7 Mean sensitivity (and 95 % uncertainty intervals) for various non-hospital deaths (MDS) and hospital deaths (PHMRC) train/test combinations for 35 train/test iterations

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

Train-test combination NBC OTM
MDS-MDS 0.61 0.54
(0.60,0.62) (0.52,0.55)
PHMRC-MDS 0.50 0.41
(0.49,0.51) (0.40,0.42)
PHMRC-PHMRC 0.46 0.40
(0.45,0.47) (0.38,0.41)
MDS-PHMRC 0.37 0.32
(0.36,0.39) (0.31,0.34)
  1. Note: We selected 400 records for training and testing, respectively, in each of the 35 iterations. MDS cases used in this table are non-hospital based deaths, while PHMRC are hospital-based deaths. MDS Million Death Study, PHMRC Population Health Metrics Research Consortium