The epidemiology of child homicides in South Africa.

@article{Mathews2013TheEO,
  title={The epidemiology of child homicides in South Africa.},
  author={Shanaaz Mathews and Naeemah Abrahams and Rachel Jewkes and Lorna Jean Martin and Carl F. Lombard},
  journal={Bulletin of the World Health Organization},
  year={2013},
  volume={91 8},
  pages={
          562-8
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To describe age- and sex-specific rates of child homicide in South Africa. METHODS A cross-sectional mortuary-based study was conducted in a national sample of 38 medicolegal laboratories operating in 2009. These were sampled in inverse proportion to the number that were operational in each of three strata defined by autopsy volume: < 500, 500-1499 or > 1499 annual autopsies. Child homicide data were collected from mortuary files, autopsy reports and police interviews. Cause of… CONTINUE READING

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