Health Indicators

The objective of this section is to present the best available data on a wide range of health and related indicators. This should provide health planners and managers with easy access to data from a variety of sources.

Where possible data from multiple years are presented. However, caution should be used when attempting comparisons across time and especially between different sources. The notes appended to each data table should be consulted carefully to check for subtle differences in definition and collection methods. Not all sources are comparable. However, particular attention has been paid to detailed listings of the definitions used and the sources for each piece of data presented.

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Selected indicator data are published in the annual South African Health Review, or

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