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South Africa’s Mortality Rate Still Dropping


According to figures released on Tuesday, South Africa’s mortality rate has dropped.

The numbers suggest fewer South Africans are dying on a yearly basis.

Officials registered just over 456,000 deaths in 2016, 3.5 percent fewer than 2015.

Tuberculosis remains the biggest killer of men, accounting for 6.5 percent of deaths.

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Diabetes is second on the list, with 5.5 percent of deaths in women.

South Africa’s mortality rate has been dropping for the past decade after having climbed above 600,000 in 2006.

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