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Table 4 Breakdown of the costs of the surveillance system by activity and resource

From: A prospective key informant surveillance system to measure maternal mortality – findings from indigenous populations in Jharkhand and Orissa, India

Cost component Identification Eliminating non-maternal deaths Interviews Verbal Autopsies Total
Key informants 375 - - - 375
Interviewers - 6.83 1 690 - 1 697
Supervisers - 0.88 219 25 245
Obstertician - - - 11 11
Supplies (Printing, stationary) - 0.55 135 - 136
Supplies (Hats, badges, bags) 11 - - - 11
Communication - 0.09 23 1 24
Refreshments - 0.03 7 0 7
Transport - 0.96 238 16 255
Total 386 9.34 2 311 54 2 759