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Table 6 Selected causes and age group & sex-specific death rates/100 000 population (in mid 1996) based on VA reports in Chennai

From: Verbal autopsy of 48 000 adult deaths attributable to medical causes in Chennai (formerly Madras), India

   Age – group
Causes of death (ICD 9) Sex 25–34 35–44 45–54 55–64 65–69 70–74 75+ 35–69
All medical causes M 145.7 342.2 927.0 2153.5 4844.1 8298.6 20710.1 1670.0
  F 94.5 180.6 466.5 1347.3 3777.6 7245.0 26011.5 1109.5
Tuberculosis M 27.3 64.5 130.1 189.5 293.7 405.4 603.5 151.7
(011,012,018) F 10.0 16.7 31.7 41.5 117.9 119.6 245.7 42.5
Other respiratory diseases M 4.4 14.4 47.4 128.1 383.2 558.9 1274.6 109.0
(416,417, 460–519) F 3.6 8.4 25.4 72.4 207.0 275.7 951.6 59.9
HIV M 1.5 1.1 0.8 0.0 0.0 2.3 0.0 0.5
  F 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
Other infective causes M 15.2 24.2 47.9 77.5 191.6 274.9 899.6 70.1
(1–139,320–6,590,680–6) F 9.4 11.8 16.0 60.1 167.7 325.1 1219.1 49.1
Neoplasm M 11.6 302 99.5 249.3 478.3 662.0 902.4 176.6
(140–239) F 11.4 37.2 106.1 205.8 395.9 595.5 842.8 156.3
Cardiovascular M 39.0    119.6 385.1 941.3 1903.2 2899.8 5662.6 685.0
(390–415,418–29,440–59) F 24.2 63.4 177.5 532.7 1450.6 2319.7 6484.2 428.3
Cerebrovas-cular(stroke) M 2.7 10.1 36.6 115.5 299.3 577.2 1308.5 89.1
(430–39) F 3.2 3.6 18.2 74.9 240.3 517.5 1645.2 62.0
Peptic ulcer M 1.1 1.6 4.0 7.3 14.0 34.4 45.1 5.7
(531–3) F 1.0 1.3 1.7 5.1 18.1 26.0 49.8 4.9
Diabetes M 1.2 5.1 16.0 82.9 198.6 455.8 995.5 58.1
(250) F 1.3 3.3 24.0 78.8 195.0 522.7 1035.6 58.2
Hepatic M 17.4 38.5 75.0 113.9 186.0 226.8 296.1 91.5
(570–3) F 7.5 9.1 15.7 29.6 45.3 62.4 130.6 22.0
Renal M 6.8 11.8 32.6 69.4 138.4 153.5 609.1 52.3
(580–99) F 6.2 7.6 19.3 52.9 117.9 166.4 391.9 39.6
Complications of pregnancy (630–76) F 4.2 1.3 0.0 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5
All non-medical causes M 112.8 114.0 134.5 148.2 154.4 192.7 370.8 135.4
(E800–E999, 800–999) F 78.9 43.6 35.4 51.5 75.9 140.4 373.4 48.1