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Trends in causes of death among children under 5 in Bangladesh, 1993-2004: an exercise applying a standardized computer algorithm to assign causes of death using verbal autopsy data

Li Liu1*, Qingfeng Li2, Rose A Lee1, Ingrid K Friberg1, Jamie Perin1, Neff Walker1 and Robert E Black1

Author Affiliations

1 Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N. Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA

2 Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N. Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA

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Population Health Metrics 2011, 9:43  doi:10.1186/1478-7954-9-43

Published: 5 August 2011

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Additional file 1:

Case definitions of major child causes of death applied in the three Bangladesh VA studies and the standardized case definitions (differences in the case definitions between studies are underscored where applicable).

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Additional file 2:

Cause-specific fractions and uncertainty ranges (in parentheses) in Bangladesh, 1993-1994, 1996-1997, and 2004 (* indicates the change was statistically significantly between 1993-1994 and 2004).

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Additional file 3:

Cause-specific mortality rates (per 1,000 live births) and uncertainty ranges (in parentheses) in Bangladesh, 1993-1994, 1996-1997, and 2004 (* indicates the change was statistically significantly between 1993-1994 and 2004).

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