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Health Inequality in South Africa: A Systematic Review

Chinwe C. Obuaku-Igwe


This study presents a review of key empirical studies on health inequalities in South Africa with the aim of contributing to a comparative examination of social inequalities in health across different countries in Europe and other parts of the World. Studies reviewed were identified through a computerised search of key words such as inequalities, health, health inequalities, race, health in South Africa, health systems, socio economic determinants of health and livelihoods in South Africa. Studies were included if the primary objective was to explore health inequality as a variable in child/adult mortality.

Keywords: Health inequality, race, child mortality, socio-economic conditions, South Africa

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