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Table 3 Discrepancies observed between Verbal Autopsy (VA) diagnosis and Medical Records (MR) review

From: Validation of verbal autopsy: determination of cause of deaths in Malaysia 2013

Cause of deaths Medical Record (MR) Diagnosis
Verbal Autopsy (VA) Diagnosis 67 69 96 74 52 76 68 86 34 81 46 5 30 36 80 All other causes Total
Ischaemic heart diseases (67) 203 24 2 13 10 8 9 7 1 2    3    34 316
Cerebrovascular diseases (69) 8 170 2 13 8 1 3 4   4 1      22 236
Transport accidents (96) 2 2 177 1 1    1         22 206
Pneumonia (74) 9 13 1 67 4 12 5 8 2   3 1    2 51 78
Diabetes mellitus (52) 7 7 1 8 33 4 3 5   3 1 1 1 1   27 102
Chronic lower respiratory diseases (76) 13 10   19 2 35 4 1 2 2 1      10 99
Other heart diseases (68) 18 2   10 3 1 10 1   1      1 18 65
Renal failure (86) 4 1   3 5 1 3 28   1       18 64
Trachea, bronchus and lung cancer (34)   1   3 1 1    44   2 2     6 60
Other diseases of the digestive system (81) 1 1   3   1 1 2   19   1     13 42
Other malignant neoplasms (46) 2    2 1     1   23 1 2    9 41
Respiratory tuberculosis (5) 2 3   8 1 1       14     11 40
Cancer of colon, rectum and anus (30) 1     1     1 1 6   20    7 37
Breast cancer (36)   1          1 1   32 1   36
Diseases of the liver (80) 1 1 1 2 1      4   1    10 15 36
All other causes 40 46 9 30 20 8 10 23 7 21 22 8 2 1 11 356 614
TOTAL 311 282 193 182 91 73 48 80 58 58 60 30 28 34 25 619 2172
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