Recent levels, characteristics and trends of mortality in Africa
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)World Health Organization;
United Nations. Economic and Social Council;
United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
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In this paper mortality is regarded as a public health problem rather than as a demographic issue. The main emphasis is put on an analysis of causes of death. A description of levels and trends by age and sex is included as far as possible; Reference is made to environmental and socio-economic factors.