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Table 1 Characteristics of the cases approached to obtain consent for minimally invasive tissue sampling (MITS) and consent status

From: Why parents agree or disagree for minimally invasive tissue sampling (MITS) to identify causes of death in under-five children and stillbirth in North India: a qualitative study

  Age category Period of hospitali-sation Place of death Diagnosis Members present Consent for MITS
Case 1 < 1 month 1 day Ward Preterm, RDS and shock Father, grandmother Yes
Case 2 > 1 month- < 1 year 3 days Ward Downs syndrome, pneumonia and sepsis Both parents, Grandmother, and two male members Yes
Case 3 < 1 month 2 days Nursery Preterm and septic shock Both parents and two male members No
Case 4 > 1–5 years 5 days Ward CHD, pneumonia and septic shock Both parents and one male member No
Case 5 > 1 month- < 1 year 0 day (7 h) Ward LBW, NEC and septic shock Father and one male member No
Case 6 > 1 month- < 1 year 2 days NICU LBW, pneumonia and septic shock Mother, Grandfather and one male member No
Case 7 > 1–5 years 1.5 day Ward AGE with dehydration and septic shock Both parents No
Case 8 > 1–5 years 2.5 days Ward Pneumonia and septic shock Both parents and grandparents No
Case 9 < 1 month 1 day Ward Birth asphyxia and shock Father and grandparents No
Case 10 < 1 month 2 days Nursery Preterm and congenital pneumonia Both parents No
Case 11 < 1 month 1 day Nursery Preterm and VLBW Father Yes
Case 12 < 1 month 2 days Nursery Birth asphyxia and septic shock Father Yes
Case 13 Labour room Stillbirth Father Yes
  1. Abbreviations: AGE Acute gastroenteritis, CHD Congenital heart disease, LBW Low birth weight, MITS Minimally invasive tissue sampling, NEC Necrotizing enterocolitis, NICU Neonatal intensive care unit, RDS Respiratory distress syndrome, VLBW Very low birth weight