About the Authors
Umeå Centre for Global Health Research, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umeå University, Sweden
MRC/Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit (Agincourt), School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
Professor Byass is a member of the PLoS Medicine Editorial Board.
ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: PB KK EF MAC SMT. Agree with the manuscript's results and conclusions: PB KK EF MAC SMT. Designed the experiments/the study: PB. Analyzed the data: PB SMT. Collected data/did experiments for the study: KK MAC SMT. Wrote the first draft of the paper: PB. Contributed to the writing of the paper: KK MAC SMT. Primarily responsible for developing the verbal autopsy instrument, training of field workers, managing physician assessments, and approach to analyses based on physician assessment: KK. Worked with the VA data and the InterVA model: EF. Responsible for data integrity: MAC.