Short title – Patterns of healthcare use amongst those dying of HIV/AIDS and TB in the study population between 2003 and 2011 stratified by cause of death. Legend – This plot shows the percentage of the study population dying in each 3 year period for which a particular category of traditional and/or biomedical healthcare use was reported in the verbal autopsy interview. The study population comprises adults (aged over 18) who died in the Agincourt sub-district between 2003 and 2011 for whom healthcare utilisation data was available. Vertical lines indicate the 95% confidence intervals. Diagonal shading indicates that the p-value for the difference in percentages in the type of healthcare usage between the two cause of death categories in a particular time period was less than 0.05. Full results tables are shown in the additional materials (Additional file 2: Tables S2-S5).