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Table 2 Top 10 Causes of deaths among the brought-in-dead adult cases in the University Teaching Hospital during research period by SmartVA and Death Notification Form

From: Analysis of causes of death among brought-in-dead cases in a third-level Hospital in Lusaka, Republic of Zambia, using the tariff method 2.0 for verbal autopsy: a cross-sectional study

SmartVA (N = 1366)Death Notification Form (N = 1366)
RankCause of DeathNo%RankCause of DeathNo%
 Undetermined34425.2% Undetermined52638.5%
1HIV/AIDS27820.4%1TB23917.5%
2Stroke1349.8%2Other CVDs14810.8%
3TB876.4%3Malaria755.5%
4Suicide685.0%4Stroke594.3%
5DM674.9%5Other Cancers453.3%
6Other CVDs574.2%6Suicide332.4%
7Pneumonia523.8%7Diarrhea/Dysentery312.3%
8Epilepsy382.8%8Other NCDs282.0%
9IHD/AMI261.9%9DM251.8%
10Asthma251.8%10RTA251.8%
  1. NB: TB tuberculosis, DM diabetes mellitus, CVDs cardiovascular diseases, AMI acute myocardial infarction, IHD ischemic heart disease, NCDs non-communicable diseases, RTA road traffic accident