Verbal autopsy : a tool for determining cause of death in a community.
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.
Mots-clés Pascal : Homme, Afrique, Questionnaire, Mortalité, Enfant, Etiologie, Kenya, Epidémiologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Human, Africa, Questionnaire, Mortality, Child, Etiology, Kenya, Epidemiology
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 91-0389998
Code Inist : 002B30. Création : 199406.