Verbal autopsy: a tool for determining cause of death in a community. East Afr Med J . 1990 Oct; 67 ( 10 ): 693-8 . PMID: 2282890 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Mirza NM , Macharia WM , Wafula EM , Agwanda RO , Onyango FE .

Citation:
M. PROFMACHARIAW, MASIBO PROFWAFULAEZEKIEL. "Verbal autopsy: a tool for determining cause of death in a community. East Afr Med J . 1990 Oct; 67 ( 10 ): 693-8 . PMID: 2282890 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Mirza NM , Macharia WM , Wafula EM , Agwanda RO , Onyango FE .". In: East Afr Med J . 1990 Oct; 67 ( 10 ): 693-8 . EM Ngatia, LW Gathece, FG Macigo, TK Mulli, LN Mutara, EG Wagaiyu.; 1990.

Abstract:

Department of Paediatrics, College of Health Sciences, University of Nairobi, Kenya.
Verbal autopsy was used to determine causes of death in 239 children under the age of 5 years. The diagnosis derived from verbal autopsy was corroborated with hospital diagnosis in 39 cases. There was concurrence of diagnosis in 72% of the cases. Using the diagnosis of bronchopneumonia to validate the method, verbal autopsy was found to have a sensitivity of 71%, specificity of 92%, a positive predictive value of 85%. Reliability index of agreement was 0.654. Recall period up to 29 months after death was found to be reliable.
PMID: 2282890 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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