Table 3

Causes of death for each system at necropsy and on the death certificate with corresponding p values

SystemCause on death certificate (%)Cause at necropsy (%)p Value (χ2)
Respiratory177 (40)180 (35)>0.05
Cardiovascular71 (16)165 (32)<0.001
Neurological70 (15)48 (9)<0.001
Gastrointestinal49 (11)59 (12)>0.05
Others47 (10)38 (8)>0.05
Genitourinary34 (8)18 (4)<0.001
Total448508
Malignancy61 (14)63 (12)>0.05