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dc.contributor.authorSambisa, William
dc.identifier.citationSambisa, W. (1994) Mortality overview in Zimbabwe: a Chitungwiza case study. In: Muhwava, W. (ed.) The demography of Zimbabwe: some research findings. Harare: Department of Sociology, University of Zimbabwe, pp. 181-207.en
dc.descriptionA case study of mortality rates in Zimbabwe using the case of the dormitory town of Chitungwiza.en
dc.description.abstractMortality is an important component of population change. Its decline in the Third World during the second half of the present century has played a significant role in accelerating the rate of population growth. Although the fertility level of a country is expected to be a more decisive factor in determining future population growth rates, mortality levels are considered to be sensitive indicators of the level of development of societies and communities. Infant and child mortality rates are important indicators of health in countries lacking information on adult mortality conditions (the majority of developing countries). These rates function as important indicators of mortality of all age groups (Preston, 1985). Beyond their usefulness as health indicators, infant and child mortality rates are an essential part of demographic accounting. The birth rates and growth rates of a population cannot be known with any certainty without accurate infant and child mortality rates.en
dc.publisherEarthware Publishing Services (on behalf of ) The Demographic Unit, Department of Sociology, University of Zimbabween
dc.titleMortality overview in Zimbabwe: a Chitungwiza case studyen
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dc.rights.holderUniversity of Zimbabwe (UZ) Department of Sociology.en

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