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Table 1 The probability of the Kader and RT networks in capturing deaths

From: An option for measuring maternal mortality in developing countries: a survey using community informants

  Calculation Result
In area with kaders and RTs meeting   
Number of cases captured by RT - 103
Number of cases captured by Kaders - 86
Number of match cases (captured by both) - 73
Total death cases captured by the two networks - 116
Simple estimate of total number of PRDs 86 × 103/73 121
Simple estimate of probability of kaders capturing cases 73/121 0.71
Simple estimate of probability of RTs capturing cases 103/121 0.85
Number of cases missed by the networks 121-116 5
In area with kaders only meetings   
Number of cases captured by Kaders - 353
Estimate number of PRDs 353/0.71 498
In the whole area   
Mean estimated number of PRDs (with 95% CI) - allowing for uncertainty in the simple estimates above.   627 (560 to 711)