Spatial and temporal clustering of mortality in Digkale HDSS in rural northern South Africa
2010 (English)In: Global health action, ISSN 1654-9880, Vol. 3, 59-63 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Although cause-specific mortality data were not available, the rise in mortality in the 15-49-year age group over time and in areas closer to conurbations strongly suggests that the clustering observed was due to the development of HIV/AIDS-related mortality, as seen similarly elsewhere in South Africa. The HIV/AIDS services offered by the local health centre may have contributed to lower relative mortality around that location.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
CoAction Publishing, 2010. Vol. 3, 59-63 p.
South Africa, Dikgale, mortality, clustering, HIV/AIDS
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-38443DOI: 10.3402/gha.v3i0.5236ISI: 000208160300009PubMedID: 20838631OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-38443DiVA: diva2:378049
Global Health Action Supplement 12010-12-152010-12-152015-04-29Bibliographically approved