whp volume 15, issue 4, P34-43 2014 DOI: 10.12927/whp.2015.24266 View full text
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Xavier Gómez-Olivé, Margaret Thorogood, Philippe Bocquier, Paul Mee, Kathleen Kahn, Lisa Berkman, Stephen Tollman

Abstract: AbstractBackground: South Africa is experiencing a health and social transition including an ageing population and an HIV epidemic. We report mortality experience of an older rural South African population. Methods: Individual survey data and longer-term demographic data were used to describe factors associated with mortality. Individuals aged 50 years and over (n ¼ 4085) answered a health and quality of life questionnaire in 2006 and were followed for 3 years thereafter. Additional vital events and socio-dem…

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