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Table 3 Major errors in DNFs in relation to characteristic of deceased

From: Quality of death notification forms in North West Bank/Palestine: a descriptive study

Characteristics Types of major errors
Incorrect sequence No acceptable cause Writing mechanism only
n (%) P value* n (%) P value* n (%) P value*
Age of deceased (years)
 <1 11 (44.0) 0.731 10 (31.3) 0.379 14 (43.8) 0.649
 1–29 20 (46.5) 12 (22.6) 20 (37.7)
 30–50 19 (48.7) 8 (15.4) 26 (50.0)
 >50 177 (52.7) 99 (24.1) 184 (45.0)
Gender of deceased
 Male 123 (53.5) 0.350 60 (20.8) 0.062 131 (45.5) 0.618
 Female 104 (48.6) 69 (26.4) 113 (43.8)
Delay (days)
 <7 178 (52.2) 0.364 95 (22.2) 0.165 190 (44.5) 0.922
 ≥7 49 (47.1) 34 (28.3) 54 (45.0)
Location
 Hospital 143 (51.6) 0.740 68 (20.3) 0.023 148 (44.2) 0.800
 Home 84 (50.0) 61 (28.8) 96 (45.2)
Hospital
 Governmental 112 (52.3) 0.662 53 (20.1) 15 (21.1) 0.845 117 (44.3) 0.921
31 (49.2) 31 (43.7)
 Non-Governmental 31 (49.2%) 15 (21.1%) 31 (43.7%)
Notifying physician
 Resident 111 (51.9) 0.340 52 (20.0) 0.266 112 (43.1) 0.605
 Specialist 50 (56.8) 26 (25.5) 50 (49.0)
 Forensic 10 (38.5) 9 (24.3) 14 (37.8)
 G.P. 56 (47.9) 42 (28.4) 68 (45.9)
  1. DNFs death notification forms
  2. * Chi squared test