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Table 1 Number of deaths in children under five and existence of corresponding verbal autopsy (VA) information by sex, year, age group, setting and season in the period 01.01.1999 to 31.12.2003 in the DSS of Nouna, Burkina Faso

From: Pattern of cause-specific childhood mortality in a malaria endemic area of Burkina Faso

   Total (N) Total person-years VA collected (%) p1
Gender Female 738 24,712.1 78.46 0.99
  Male 806 24,695.5 78.04  
Date of death 1999 226 6,245.2 74.34 0.04
  2000 339 10,567.8 74.34  
  2001 340 10,927.1 80.59  
  2002 279 10,895.9 81.72  
  2003 360 10,771.6 79.44  
Age Neonates (< 1 month) 87 929.8 68.97 < 0.01
  Infants (1–5 months) 225 4,672.3 75.56  
  Infants (6–11 months) 317 5,392.3 78.86  
  Children (1–4) 915 38,413.3 79.56  
Setting Villages 1,237 36,735.6 77.85 0.87
  Nouna town 307 12,672.1 79.80  
Season rainy (Jun-Oct) 713 20,484.9 80.79 0.02
  dry (Nov-May) 831 28,922.8 76.05  
Total   1,544 49,407.7 78.23  
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