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Table 7 Association of errors in death certificates with various factors (N = 204)

From: Errors in cause-of-death statement on death certificates in intensive care unit of Kathmandu, Nepal

Variables Errors in death certificate P-value
Absent n (%) Present n (%)
Gender
 Male 25 (20.2 %) 99 (79.8 %) 0.543
 Female 19 (23.8 %) 61 (76.2 %)
Age in years
 14 – 30 8 (33.3 %) 16 (66.7 %) 0.122
 30 – 45 11(34.4 %) 21 (65.6 %)
 45 – 60 7 (14.3 %) 42 (85.7 %)
 60 – 75 11 (18 %) 50 (82 %)
 >75 7 (18.4 %) 31 (81.6 %)
ICU stay in days
 < 3 33 (22.4 %) 114 (77.6 %) 0.779
 3 – 6 6 (22.2 %) 21 (77.8 %)
 > 6 5 (16.7 %) 25 (83.3 %)
Sepsis classification
 No sepsis 7 (50.0 %) 7 (50.0 %) 0.003*
 Infection/SIRS/Sepsis 9 (36.0 %) 16 (64.0 %)
 MODS 28 (17.0 %) 137 (83.0 %)
Chronic Organ Failure
 Absent 32 (26.7 %) 88 (73.3 %) 0.034*
 Present 12 (14.3 %) 72 (85.7 %)
Time of death
 Day – evening 34 (25.6 %) 99 (74.4 %) 0.058
 Night time 10 (14.1 %) 61 (85.9 %)
  1. *Statistically significant at p < 0.05