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Table 3 Characteristics of deceased adults by sex, Adult mortality estimation and validation survey, 2019–2020

From: Adult death registration in Matlab, rural Bangladesh: completeness, correlates, and obstacles

Characteristics Weighted percentage Weighted number Unweighted number
Male Female Both Male Female Both Male Female Both
Sex distributiona 56.0 44.0 100.0 - - - - - -
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0 320 251 571 355 216 571
Age at death          
 15–34b 3.5 4.1 3.7 11 10 21 39 33 72
 35–44 3.8 2.8 3.4 12 7 19 43 26 69
 45–54 12.3 4.1 8.7 39 10 50 98 27 125
 55–64 22.5 11.5 17.6 72 29 101 90 36 126
 65–74 27.1 22.1 24.9 87 55 142 37 24 61
 75–84 23.0 36.3 28.8 74 91 165 27 30 57
 ≥ 85 7.9 19.2 12.9 25 48 73 21 40 61
Wealth quintile          
 Lowest 19.4 18.3 18.9 62 46 108 79 43 122
 Second 21.3 16.6 19.3 68 42 110 64 44 108
 Middle 15.7 20.9 18.0 50 52 103 64 41 105
 Fourth 24.5 15.9 20.7 78 40 118 72 31 103
 Highest 12.3 17.2 14.5 39 43 83 51 34 85
 Missing 6.8 11.1 8.7 22 28 50 25 23 48
Cause of death          
 Injuries/accident 5.1 1.4 3.5 16 3 20 29 6 35
 Other natural 94.9 98.6 96.5 304 247 551 326 210 536
Place of death          
 Facility 21.9 13.9 18.4 70 35 105 112 48 160
 Out of facility 78.1 86.1 81.6 250 216 466 243 168 411
Year of death          
 2016 27.1 26.9 27.0 87 67 154 88 56 144
 2017 26.0 25.6 25.8 83 64 148 102 59 161
 2018 30.1 24.6 27.7 96 62 158 115 55 170
 2019b 16.7 22.9 19.4 54 57 111 50 46 96
  1. a10-year age groups 15–24 and 25–34 are collapsed into one due to very small numbers
  2. bDeaths in 2019 include one death in early 2020