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  1. The utility of verbal autopsies for identifying HIV-1-related deaths in Haitian children.

    Article - En anglais


    To determine whether deaths among Haitian infants born to HIV-1-seronegative women could be distinguished from deaths among children born to HIV-1-seropositive women using the verbal autopsy technique.


    Mothers of 315 Haitian children who died were interviewed about events leading to the child's death.

    Three physicians independently reviewed interview data and determined the probable cause of death without knowledge of maternal HIV-1 status or hospital records.

    The underlying causes of death assigned to the infants were analyzed to determine whether maternal HIV status could be predicted.


    There was good agreement among the physicians (kappa=0.62) and 90% agreement between hospital records and the verbal autopsy diagnosis.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Immunodéficit acquis syndrome, Virose, Infection, Mère pathologie, Haiti, Antilles, Amérique Centrale, Amérique, Virus HIV1, Virus immunodéficience humaine, Lentivirinae, Retroviridae, Virus, Mortalité, Hémopathie, Immunopathologie, Entretien, Epidémiologie, Pays en développement, Nourrisson, Homme

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Maternal diseases, Haiti, West Indies, Central America, America, HIV-1 virus, Human immunodeficiency virus, Lentivirinae, Retroviridae, Virus, Mortality, Hemopathy, Immunopathology, Interview, Epidemiology, Developing countries, Infant, Human

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 93-0643647

    Code Inist : 002B06D01. Création : 199406.