Study confirms decreased mortality in Botswana

Botswana has observed a slight decrease in mortality rates from 2008 to 2011 across all ages, according to the just released Statistics Botswana Mortality 2011 report.

There was however an increase in neonatal mortality recorded from 2009 to 2011. This refers to deaths among live births, which occurs during the first 28 completed days of life.  Overall inpatient mortality was 6,353 in 2011, marking a slight decrease of 2.7 percent compared to 6,535 deaths in 2010.

“According to the results there were more male deaths for the selected period compared to female deaths,” stated the report.

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Government’s efforts commendable!

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