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From: Abraham D. Flaxman
Sent: Wednesday, December 30, 2015 5:16 PM
Subject: RE: VA Data Update
Cool, it looks like you are making progress. I do again encourage to do this work incrementally. So make a mapping that just gets the age and sex into the right columns and run that through, and then add in a few questions at a time to make sure things keep changing in a way that makes sense (i.e. when you add the column on chest pain to your mapping, the number of heart attack deaths should increase…).
You had a question about injury coding in your spreadsheet. Here is the coding:
1. Road traffic crash/ injury
5. Bite or sting by venomous animal
7. Violence (suicide, homicide, abuse)
11. Other injury, specify (__________)
8. Refused to answer
9. Don’t know
If multiple injury causes were endorsed, you may record them as a space-separated list, i.e “2 3” for a fall that resulted in drowning.
My new paper, which I believe is the first published application of DisMod-PDE: Projected growth of the adult congenital heart disease population in the United States to 2050: an integrative systems modeling approach
I have a new verbal autopsy paper out, which goes deep into the weeds of how to measure the accuracy of a method for identifying the underlying cause of death at the population level from survey data. http://www.pophealthmetrics.com/content/13/1/28
A fun online appendix includes probabilistic combinatorial calculations of the sort that I was actually trained in: http://www.pophealthmetrics.com/content/supplementary/s12963-015-0061-1-s2.zip
Finally got one!
I have a real printed copy of the DisMod book now, and if I have understood correctly, it is really available for purchase starting today!
I meant to have a picture of it in my hands to go here, but I didn’t get it in time. Here is a multiscale rainbow smudge instead: