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Levels and causes of adult mortality in rural Tanzania with special reference to HIV/AIDS

Boerma, J. Ties; Ngalula, Juliana; Isingo, Raphael; Urassa, Mark; Senkoro, Kesheni P; Gabone, R; Mkumbo, E. N


Data from a longitudinal study in northwest Tanzania were used to assess the levels of adult mortality and the leading causes of death. Adult mortality in this rural area was high and 42 per cent of persons aged 15 will die before their sixtieth birthday at current mortality rates. Mortality in this population with an HIV prevalence of about six per cent in 1994-95, has increased by about one-third because of HIV/AIDS, and further increase is likely. Other infectious diseases cause nearly a...[Show more]

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Date published: 1997
Type: Journal article


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