In the year ending 30 June 1989, 26,8% of 5345 deaths in the Port Elizabeth area were classified as ill-defined.
A study was undertaken in an attempt to identify the reasons for the high proportion of such deaths.
Copies of all death notifications and death register forms of black people in the area served by the Port Elizabeth City Health Department were collected for a 6-week period.
Of the 316 deaths, 154 (48,7%) were certified by medical practitioners at a hospital, 158 (50%) by the police and 4 (1,3%) by private medical practitioners.
Mots-clés Pascal : Afrique, Mortalité, Négroïde, Epidémiologie, République Sud Africaine, Homme, Certificat décès
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Africa, Mortality, Negroid, Epidemiology, South Africa, Human, Death certificate
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 91-0446287
Code Inist : 002B30A. Création : 199406.