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Table 2 Multivariate Poisson regression models of mortality rate ratios, including different simulated errors, from 10-year BRHP data.

From: Demonstrating the robustness of population surveillance data: implications of error rates on demographic and mortality estimates

Parameter Category 'Gold Standard' 10% of deaths randomly missed 10% of ages increased by 10% 10% of sex randomised 10% of literacy randomly missing 10% of roofs randomised 10% of all factors together
Age group: 20–49 Ref Ref Ref     Ref
  Under 20 2.17 (2.00–2.34) 2.14 (1.97–2.32) 2.21 (2.04–2.38)     2.18 (2.00–2.36)
  50-plus 3.99 (3.63–4.38) 3.90 (3.53–4.31) 3.94 (3.58–4.33)     3.85 (3.49–4.25)
Sex: Female Ref Ref   Ref    Ref
  Male 1.18 (1.12–1.25) 1.17 (1.11–1.25)   1.17 (1.10–1.23)    1.16 (1.10–1.23)
Literacy: Literate Ref Ref    Ref   Ref
  Illiterate 1.28 (1.21–1.36) 1.26 (1.19–1.34)    1.28 (1.21–1.36)   1.26 (1.18–1.33)
Roof: Corrugated Ref Ref     Ref Ref
  Thatched 1.75 (1.61–1.90) 1.78 (1.62–1.94)     1.59 (1.47–1.72) 1.61 (1.48–1.76)
Multivariate: Under 20 2.20 (2.03–2.38) 2.17 (2.00–2.36) 2.25 (2.08–2.43) 2.20 (2.03–2.38) 2.20 (2.02–2.38) 2.19 (2.02–2.37) 2.20 (2.02–2.40)
  50-plus 4.05 (3.68–4.46) 3.97 (3.59–4.40) 4.01 (3.65–4.42) 4.06 (3.69–4.47) 4.00 (3.61–4.42) 4.03 (3.66–4.43) 3.86 (3.47–4.30)
  Male 1.15 (1.09–1.22) 1.14 (1.08–1.21) 1.15 (1.09–1.22) 1.14 (1.08–1.21) 1.16 (3.61–4.42) 1.15 (1.09–1.22) 1.15 (1.08–1.23)
  Illiterate 1.13 (1.07–1.20) 1.11 (1.04–1.18) 1.13 (1.07–1.20) 1.13 (1.07–1.20) 1.13 (1.06–1.20) 1.16 (1.09–1.23) 1.12 (1.05–1.20)
  Thatched 1.70 (1.56–1.86) 1.74 (1.59–1.91) 1.71 (1.57–1.86) 1.70 (1.56–1.86) 1.71 (1.56–1.88) 1.54 (1.43–1.67) 1.60 (1.45–1.75)