Mortality trends and differentials in South Africa from 1997 to 2012: second National Burden of Disease Study

by Victoria Pillay-van Wyk, William Msemburi, Ria Laubscher et al.
The Lancet Global Health, Volume 4, No. 9, e642–e653, September 2016

12 pp. 1.1 MB
http://www.thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/langlo/PIIS2214-109X(16)30113-9.pdfcov200h

This study shows the reversal of HIV/AIDS, non-communicable disease, and injury mortality trends in South Africa during the study period. Mortality differentials show the importance of social determinants, raise concerns about the quality of health services, and provide relevant information to policy makers for addressing inequalities. Differences between Global Burden of Disease (GBD) estimates for South Africa and this study emphasise the need for more careful calibration of global models with local data.

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