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Table 3 Validity of VA diagnosis by hospital diagnosis

From: Validity of verbal autopsy method to determine causes of death among adults in the urban setting of Ethiopia

Cause of death Sensitivity (%,95% CI) Specificity (%,95% CI) PPV (%,95%CI)
Communicable Diseases category 79 (72–86) 78 (72–83) 68 (60–76)
HIV/AIDS 68 (57–79) 81 (76–86) 50 (40–60)
Tuberculosis 63 (49–76) 84 (79–88) 39 (28–50)
Respiratory Tract Infections 14 (5–33) 96 (94–98) 14 (4–32)
Meningitis 71 (35–100) 99 (98–100) 71 (37–100)
Non Communicable Disease 69 (62–76) 78 (71–85) 79 (73–85)
Malignant neoplasm 46 (28–65) 95 (93–98) 46 (28–64)
Diabetes Mellitus 57 (30–84) 98 (96–99) 53 (28–78)
Cardiovascular diseases 65 (55–75) 91 (88–95) 72 (62–82)
 Hypertension 59 (34–80) 92 (89–95) 34 (19–49)
 Stroke 68 (49–87) 95 (92–97) 52 (35–69)
Respiratory diseases 24 (3–44) 99 (98–100) 57 (20–93)
Digestive Diseases 44 (28–61) 94 (91–97) 47 (30–64)
Chronic Liver Disease 67 (39–94) 97 (95–99) 47 (23–71)
Genitourinary Disease 38 (2–73) 97 (95–99) 25 (0.5–50)
Injury 70 (53–88) 98 (97–100) 83 (68–98)
Unintentional 86 (67–100) 97 (95–99) 57 (36–78)
 Road traffic accidents 86 (67–100) 98 (97–100) 71 (49–93)