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Table 6 Endorsement rates for question items that define a maternal death: gold standard maternal deaths

From: Improving performance of the Tariff Method for assigning causes of death to verbal autopsies

Question Endorsement rate
Was [name] pregnant at the time of death? 27.1 %
Did [name] die during an abortion? 2.5 %
Did she die during labor or delivery? 10.4 %
Did she die within 6 weeks after having an abortion? 7.6 %
Did she die within 6 weeks of childbirth? 49.0 %
Answered “no” to these five maternal questions 20.1 %