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Table 2 Distribution of causes of death by broad categories and usability at national level in each year and in one region before and after MCCD quality improvement interventions

From: Improving quality of medical certification of causes of death in health facilities in Tanzania 2014–2019

  National level Iringa intervention region
Year 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Mean 2018 Pre- 2019 - Post
Number of deaths 22,935 35,508 34,189 36,631 26,198 31,092 1543 1147
Unique ICD Codes 99 108 109 119 324 152 110 482
Group 1 Communicable 49.0% 43.8% 42.9% 41.6% 40.8% 43.6% 38.9% 46.6%
Group 2 NCDs 8.6% 6.8% 6.9% 7.0% 8.6% 7.6% 7.5% 15.3%
Group 3 External 0.0% 0.6% 0.9% 0.8% 1.0% 0.7% 1.9% 3.0%
Unknown 0.8% 11.1% 6.4% 9.4% 5.4% 6.6% 3.6% 3.0%
Unusable Codes 20.4% 22.0% 24.7% 26.8% 29.3% 24.6% 28.0% 23.2%
Insufficiently Specified causes 21.2% 15.7% 18.0% 14.4% 14.9% 16.8% 20.2% 9.0%
  100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Overall % Usable Causes 57.6% 51.2% 50.8% 49.4% 50.4% 51.9% 48.2% 64.9%
  1. Unusable codes are combined from Category 1 to 4; Insufficiently specified causes are from Category 5