oa South African Medical Journal - Survival outlook for middle-aged populations in South Africa

Volume 48, Issue 49
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



The view is reached that with progressive sophistication of diet and manner of life, the concomitant change from infections and nutritional deficiencies to degenerative diseases, as main causes of death at middle-age and beyond, reduces rather than increases chances of survival.

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