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Table 5 Top 10 Causes of deaths among the brought-in-dead child 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 = 205)Death Notification Form (N = 205)
RankCause of DeathNo.%RankCause of DeathNo.%
 Undetermined6833.2% Undetermined11154.1%
1Pneumonia3617.6%1Diarrhea/Dysentery188.8%
2Diarrhea/Dysentery3215.6%2Other Defined CoD146.8%
3HIV/AIDS2512.2%3Pneumonia104.9%
4Malaria52.4%4Malaria94.4%
5Fires52.4%5RTA73.4%
6Drowning52.4%6Drowning73.4%
7Other CVDs52.4%7Fires62.9%
8Meningitis42.0%8Other CVDs62.9%
9Other Defined CoD42.0%9Epilepsy52.4%
10RTA42.0%10Other Cancers52.4%
  1. NB: CVDs cardiovascular diseases, RTA road traffic accident