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Archived Comments for: Quality of cause-of-death reporting using ICD-10 drowning codes: a descriptive study of 69 countries

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  1. Clarification of methodology

    Sue Walker, National Centre for Health Information Research & Training, Queensland University of Technology

    21 June 2010

    We wish to clarify the selection of countries we included in our analysis of drowning deaths. To ensure statistical stability in the calculation of percentages, we included those countries with 20 or more reported unintentional drowning deaths, not more than 20 as indicated in the methodology.

    Competing interests

    The authors declare no competing interests.