Death of women in South Africa increases
By Chanel September
8 September 2006
The death rate of women in South Africa in their 20’s and 30’s has tripled in seven years.
According to Statistics SA the large increase in the death rate of women in their 20’s and 30’s since the late 1990’s are thought to be as a result of diseases such as HIV/AIDS.
Researchers has also pointed out that HIV deaths were often not registered and that HIV deaths will continue to increase in SA for some years .
The death rate of men between the ages of 30 and 44 has doubled, but it is reported that across all age groups men were still more likely to die from non-communicable diseases such as cancer, obesity and diabetes.
The report points out a pattern in deaths by opportunists’ infections and diseases related to HIV.