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 3. Age-standardized mortality rates per 100 000 for selected noncommunicable conditions by subdistrict and sex, Cape Town Metro district, South Africa, 2003, 2004 and 2006a

Condition Eastern
Khayelitsha
Klipfontein
Mitchell’s Plain
Northern
Southern
Tygerberg
Western
Metro district
Males Females Males Females Males Females Males Females Males Females Males Females Males Females Males Females Males Females
IHD 171.3 109.4 21.7 22.1 88.5 57.1 97.0 64.2 92.4 50.4 95.8 57.6 132.1 71.5 102.1 59.8 106.8 64.0
Stroke 105.1 102.3 125.8 131.5 97.8 76.6 136.6 108.1 49.8 53.6 68.8 57.2 112.4 80.9 60.6 75.4 84.3 76.4
Hypertensive disease 27.1 30.1 81.4 125.8 60.8 65.8 72.0 78.0 13.5 16.2 20.0 24.2 47.9 44.2 30.6 37.1 35.4 40.8
Diabetes mellitus 53.4 60.2 89.0 122.9 92.1 100.9 133.2 149.0 34.8 32.0 48.1 46.8 84.3 85.0 49.5 52.3 64.0 70.3
Lung cancer 56.1 25.8 63.2 24.4 71.6 18.7 77.6 30.9 40.9 27.1 54.2 20.7 82.8 30.5 44.4 25.5 59.4 24.8
COPD 71.4 24.4 60.8 9.5 66.2 18.8 83.8 24.6 30.9 14.9 47.6 20.8 78.6 28.1 41.0 22.2 56.9 22.0

COPD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; IHD, ischaemic heart disease.

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

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