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Table 4 Level of certainty in the reclassifications

From: Accidents and undetermined deaths: re-evaluation of nationwide samples from the Scandinavian countries

  Certain Uncertain Insufficient information
n (%) n (%) n (%)
Norwegian dataset    
 Transport accidents 86 (78 %) 10 (9 %) 14 (13 %)
 Accidental poisonings 372 (70 %) 60 (11 %) 104 (19 %)
 Accidental drownings 31 (49 %) 4 (6 %) 28 (45 %)
 Accidental fire and flame 80 (84 %) 3 (3 %) 12 (13 %)
Swedish dataset    
 Transport accidents 65 (69 %) 3 (3 %) 26 (28 %)
 Accidental poisonings 141 (68 %) 22 (10 %) 45 (22 %)
 Accidental drownings 33 (59 %) 7 (12 %) 16 (29 %)
 Accidental fire and flame 32 (75 %) 1 (2 %) 10 (23 %)
 Event of undetermined intent 68 (40 %) 12 (7 %) 90 (53 %)
Danish dataset    
 Transport accidents 105 (86 %) 4 (3 %) 13 (11 %)
 Accidental poisonings 204 (75 %) 26 (10 %) 41 (15 %)
 Accidental drownings 28 (56 %) 11 (22 %) 11 (22 %)
 Accidental fire and flame 63 (77 %) 9 (11 %) 10 (12 %)
  1. The experts’ assessment of level of certainty (i.e., certain, uncertain and insufficient information) in determining manner and cause of death in the first re-evaluation. Cases that were classified as accidents or undetermined manner of death in the cause of death registers in the Norwegian, Swedish, and Danish datasets