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Table 2 Logistic regression analysis to examine the effect of recall period on the VA assessment of all cause of death groups in Agincourt, South Africa between 1992 and 2011

From: Effects of recall time on cause-of-death findings using verbal autopsy: empirical evidence from rural South Africa

Cause of death Recall perioda
3–5 months OR (p value) 6–11 months OR (p value) ≥12 months OR (p value)
HIV/TB (n = 3759)
 Crude 0.96 (0.423) 1.00 (0.897) 0.66 (0.000)*
 Adjustedb 0.94 (0.339) 1.01 (0.885) 0.87 (0.065)
Acute respiratory (n = 712)
 Crude 0.90 (0.287) 0.74 (0.001)* 0.78 (0.018)*
 Adjustedb 0.93 (0.467) 0.92 (0.468) 0.88 (0.340)
Other Infectious (n = 405)
 Crude 1.10 (0.453) 0.93 (0.564) 1.40 (0.009)*
 Adjustedb 1.07 (0.605) 0.87 (0.336) 1.03 (0.862)
Neoplasm (n = 609)
 Crude 0.90 (0.313) 1.13 (0.165) 1.15 (0.173)
 Adjustedb 0.85 (0.140) 0.88 (0.247) 0.99 (0.961)
Other NCDs (n = 1429)
 Crude 1.10 (0.166) 1.00 (0.990) 0.91 (0.225)
 Adjustedb 1.10 (0.181) 1.04 (0.584) 1.07 (0.466)
Neonatal (n = 187)
 Crude 0.97 (0.876) 0.74 (0.102) 1.69 (0.004)*
 Adjustedb 1.17 (0.504) 1.49 (0.114) 2.58 (0.000)*
External (n = 641)
 Crude 0.95 (0.712) 1.20 (0.074) 1.68 (0.000)*
 Adjustedb 0.99 (0.936) 1.14 (0.326) 1.27 (0.097)
Indeterminate (n = 3140)
 Crude 1.12 (0.085) 1.09 (0.119) 1.56 (0.000)*
 Adjustedb 1.12 (0.089) 1.06 (0.425) 1.03 (0.701)
  1. OR odds ratio
  2. * significantly different from reference group (p < 0.05)
  3. a <3 months recall is the reference group
  4. b Odds ratios were adjusted for: year of death, season (wet/dry), age, education, nationality and place of death. Only in the neonatal group, age was excluded from the model