A comparative risk assessment for South Africa in 2000: towards promoting health and preventing disease.

@article{Norman2007ACR,
  title={A comparative risk assessment for South Africa in 2000: towards promoting health and preventing disease.},
  author={Rosana E Norman and Debbie Bradshaw and Michelle P. Schneider and Jan{\'e} Joubert and P. J. Groenewald and Simon Lewin and Krisela Steyn and Theo Vos and Ria Laubscher and Nadine Nannan and Beatrice Nojilana and Desir{\'e}{\'e} Pieterse},
  journal={South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde},
  year={2007},
  volume={97 8 Pt 2},
  pages={637-41}
}
A landmark project of the Medical Research Council, the first South African National Burden of Disease (SA NBD) study, identified the underlying causes of premature mortality and morbidity experienced in South Africa in the year 2000. 1 These estimates were recently revised 2 on the basis of additional data to estimate the disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) for single causes for the first time in South Africa. DALYs are a comprehensive measure of the disease burden combining the years of… CONTINUE READING
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