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Table 2 Distribution of PTB-specific deaths by physicians, by InterVA model, and by both methods in Dabat, Ethiopia from 01 January 2010–15 February 2012

From: Evaluating the performance of interpreting Verbal Autopsy 3.2 model for establishing pulmonary tuberculosis as a cause of death in Ethiopia: a population-based cross-sectional study

Variables By physicians By InterVA By both
  n=94 (%) n=147 (%) n=77(%)
Educational Status
Illiterate 63(67.0) 120(81.6) 52(67.5)
Literate 31(33.0) 27(18.4) 25(32.5)
Family size    
1-4 persons 28(29.8) 58(39.5) 24(31.2)
≥5 persons 66(70.2) 89(60.5) 53(68.8)
Occupational status
Farmer 73(77.7) 109(74.1) 58(75.3)
Gov’t/private employee 21(22.3) 38(25.9) 19(24.7)
Residence
Rural 71(75.5) 108(73.5) 57(74.0)
Urban 23(24.5) 39(26.5) 20(26.0)
Health care utilization
Traditional medicine 57(60.6) 91(61.9) 47(61.0)
Modern medicine 37(39.4) 56(38.1) 30(39.0)
Economic status
Poor 71(75.5) 118(80.3) 60(77.9)
Rich 23(24.5) 29(19.7) 17(22.1)
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