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South African Medical Journal

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New estimates of infant and child mortality for blacks in South Africa, 1968-1979

O. Chimere-Dan

Abstract


This report is part of a project to evaluate and improve the quality of mortality data for blacks in South Africa. Infant and child mortality rates of 79/1 000 and 81/1 000 were estimated for 1968-1974 and 1975-1979 respectively. A child mortality rate of 43/1 000 was estimated for 1973-1977. Estimates of infant mortality rates for 1970-1974 and 1975-1979, and the child mortality rate for 1973-1977, are higher than the results reported earlier by other analysts.



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