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Stats SA announces 3% decline in mortality rate

Statistician-General Pali Lehohla has released the latest mortality rates and causes of death report.

FILE: Statistician-General Pali Lehohla. Picture: GCIS.

JOHANNESBURG - Statistics South Africa says 460,236 deaths were recorded in 2015 which marks a 3% decline compared to the previous period.

Statistician-General Dr Pali Lehohla has released the latest mortality rates and causes of death report.

Stats SA classifies deaths according to communicable and non-communicable diseases, as well as injuries linked to unnatural causes of death like assault, car accidents and suicide.

According to Stats SA, the three leading causes of death for 2015 in South Africa were TB, diabetes and cerebrovascular disease.

In the top 10 leading causes of death according to gender, the majority of men succumbed to tuberculosis, HIV and pneumonia.

Women on the other hand died from diabetes, cerebrovascular diseases and TB.

The stats show that on average, women are living longer than men with their life expectancy at 67,7 in 2015, which is a step closer toward the goal of 70 years by 2030.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)

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