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Research Article

Creating and Validating an Algorithm to Measure AIDS Mortality in the Adult Population using Verbal Autopsy

  • Ben A Lopman mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: b.lopman@imperial.ac.uk

    Affiliation: Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Ruanne V Barnabas,

    Affiliation: Somerville College, Oxford University, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • J. Ties Boerma,

    Affiliation: Measurement and Health Information Systems, Evidence and Information for Policy, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

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  • Godwin Chawira,

    Affiliation: Biomedical Research and Training Institute, Harare, Zimbabwe

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  • Kezia Gaitskell,

    Affiliation: Somerville College, Oxford University, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Tara Harrop,

    Affiliation: Somerville College, Oxford University, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Peter Mason,

    Affiliation: Biomedical Research and Training Institute, Harare, Zimbabwe

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  • Christl A Donnelly,

    Affiliation: Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Geoff P Garnett,

    Affiliation: Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Constance Nyamukapa,

    Affiliations: Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom, Biomedical Research and Training Institute, Harare, Zimbabwe

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  • Simon Gregson

    Affiliations: Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom, Biomedical Research and Training Institute, Harare, Zimbabwe

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  • Published: August 08, 2006
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0030312

About the Authors

Ben A Lopman, Christl A Donnelly, Geoff P Garnett, Constance Nyamukapa, Simon Gregson
Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
Ruanne V Barnabas, Kezia Gaitskell, Tara Harrop
Somerville College, Oxford University, Oxford, United Kingdom
J. Ties Boerma
Measurement and Health Information Systems, Evidence and Information for Policy, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
Godwin Chawira, Peter Mason, Constance Nyamukapa, Simon Gregson
Biomedical Research and Training Institute, Harare, Zimbabwe

Corresponding Author

Email: b.lopman@imperial.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

BAL, PM, CAD, GPG, and CN designed the study. BAL, KG, and TH analyzed the data. GC and SG enrolled patients. BAL, RVB, JTB, PM, CAD, GPG, and SG contributed to writing the paper. RVB contributed to assessing the cause of death from the verbal autopsy data. JTB contributed to the design of the study. GC performed verbal autopsy interviews, and checked and cleaned data for inconsistencies. KG and TH contributed to the evaluation and analysis of the verbal autopsy data.