The causes of death in an elderly African population.
A total of 223 cases were reviewed.
Neoplastic, cardiac and infective diseases accounted for the majority of deaths.
Improvement in health education, early diagnosis and treatment as well as preservation of cultural dietary habits are suggested ways of reducing a rise in degenerative diseases and the number of deaths.
Mots-clés Pascal : Homme, Afrique, Mortalité, Vieillard, Nigéria, Etiologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Human, Africa, Mortality, Elderly, Nigeria, Etiology
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Cote : 91-0204225
Code Inist : 002B30A. Création : 199406.