Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Local-level mortality surveillance in resource-limited settings: a case study of Cape Town highlights disparities in health

Pam Groenewald, Debbie Bradshaw, Johann Daniels, Nesbert Zinyakatira, Richard Matzopoulos, David Bourne, Najma Shaikh & Tracey Naledi

Volume 88, Number 6, June 2010, 444-451

Table 2. Age-standardized mortality rates per 100 000 (95% confidence intervals) for broad cause groups, Cape Town Metro district and subdistricts, South Africa, 2003, 2004 and 2006a

Cause group Khayelitsha Eastern Mitchell's Plain Klipfontein Tygerberg Western Southern Northern Metro district
Other communicable, maternal, perinatal and nutritional conditions 321 (276−366) 186 (167−205) 150 (123−177) 148 (132−164) 116 (104−128) 109 (97−122) 82 (72−91) 96 (82−109) 135 (129−140)
HIV/AIDS 229 (204−253) 86 (74−97) 77 (66−88) 112 (99−124) 44 (37−50) 62 (53−71) 30 (25−36) 61 (52−71) 79 (76−83)
Noncommunicable diseases 844 (754−935) 717 (674−760) 810 (736−884) 677 (640−714) 712 (679−745) 540 (511−569) 526 (501−550) 432 (401−463) 618 (605−630)
Injuries 225 (198−252) 150 (134−165) 130 (115−145) 150 (135−165) 106 (95−117) 107 (95−119) 75 (66−84) 90 (78−102) 124 (120−129)
Total 1619 (1512−1726) 1139 (1088−1189) 1167 (1086−1248) 1086 (1041−1131) 978 (940−1015) 819 (784− 854) 713 (684−741) 679 (642−716) 956 (941−970)

a Pooled estimates for 2003, 2004 and 2006; 2005 excluded owing to incomplete data.

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