Table 5.3National Vital Records Data: Proportionate Distribution of Cause of Death of Children under Five

CountryYear of data collectionNo. of deathsGp 1 (%)Gp 2 (%)Gp 3 (%)Ill-defineda (%)
Botswana19981,443801019
Kenya200153,47888417
Madagascar1984–9549,25083728
Mozambique20016,712786313
South Africa199629,04375889
Tanzaniab1998–20001,33888209
Zambia1999–200032,58694222
Zimbabwe199517,78686735
GBD AFR D20002,134,6359622
GBD AFR E20002,265,9609532

Source: Authors.

Note: — = not available.

a. As part of the GBD approach, deaths from ill-defined categories are reallocated to specific categories.

b. For Tanzania, information collected in the AMMP project was used.

From: Chapter 5, Causes of Death

Cover of Disease and Mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa
Disease and Mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa. 2nd edition.
Jamison DT, Feachem RG, Makgoba MW, et al., editors.
Washington (DC): World Bank; 2006.
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