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Table 5 Frequency of types of death certificate errors

From: The quality of medical death certification of cause of death in hospitals in rural Bangladesh: impact of introducing the International Form of Medical Certificate of Cause of Death

Type of Error Error (%)
Multiple causes per line 41.5
Change in sequence necessary 31.6
Change in diagnosis necessary 13.9
Interval between onset and death not shown 95.6
Abbreviations used in certifying death 50.7
Leaving blanks between lines in part 1 7.2
Ill-defined condition entered as Underlying COD 33.2
Poisoning type or intent not indicated (n = 147) 99.3
Any error 99.1
Any error except interval 87.8