Skip to main content

Table 1 Population characteristics of the overall sample and sub-groups

From: Exploring the role narrative free-text plays in discrepancies between physician coding and the InterVA regarding determination of malaria as cause of death, in a malaria holo-endemic region

   All death records 1998-2007 Sub-groups
Variable   Total Sample % Malaria by Physicians1 % Malaria by InterVA32 % Representative Sample % Physicians Malaria Sub-group3 % Model Malaria Sub-group4 %
N   5649 1804 954 493 1035 332
Age <4 weeks 3.9 1.3 0.0 3.9 2.1 0.0
  4 weeks-1 year 15.0 27.2 24.7 14.2 27.3 18.1
  1-4 years 26.5 44.0 40.6 25.8 42.4 25.3
  5-14 years 6.1 5.9 5.8 5.9 5.6 7.2
  15-49 years, male 7.6 2.6 6.2 7.5 2.1 11.1
  15-49 years, female 7.6 2.1 12.7 8.3 1.0 26.5
  50-64 years 9.8 2.9 3.1 10.5 3.4 4.5
  65+ years 23.6 14.0 6.9 23.9 16.0 7.2
  Mean 29.5 15.0 13.9 30.0 16.6 20.9
Sex Male 51.6 50.1 47.6 51.9 48. 41.0
  Female 48.4 49.9 52.4 48.1 52.0 59.0
Season Wet 39.7 48.7 59.3 34.7 41.8 53.3
  Dry 60.3 51.3 40.7 65.3 58.2 46.7
  1. 1 All Cases with final physicians malaria diagnosis, including overlap with InterVA malaria diagnoses
  2. 2 All Cases with any likelihood malaria diagnosis. by InterVA, including overlap with physicians' malaria diagnoses
  3. 3 Cases in which physicians diagnosed malaria as final diagnosis and excluding InterVA-3 malaria diagnoses of any likelihood
  4. 4 Cases in which InterVA-3 diagnosed malaria with any likelihood and excluding physicians' final malaria diagnoses