oa South African Medical Journal - Mortality from cardiovascular diseases in the various population groups in the Republic of South Africa

Volume 56, Issue 24
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Cardiovascular mortality rates (MRs) for 1970 were calculated from Department of Statistics reports for the various populations of the RSA and showed that the MRs for chronic rheumatic heart disease were highest in Coloureds and lowest in Whites, the rates for Asians and Blacks being intermediate, and that a relatively high proportion of all cardiovascular deaths in the 15 - 24-year group were due to this disease.

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