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Health Inequality in South Africa: A Systematic Review

Chinwe C. Obuaku-Igwe
African Sociological Review / Revue Africaine de Sociologie
Vol. 19, No. 2 (2015), pp. 96-131
Published by: CODESRIA
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/afrisocirevi.19.2.96
Page Count: 36
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Health Inequality in South Africa: A Systematic Review
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Abstract

Abstract This study presents a review of key empirical studies on health inequalities in South Africa with the aim of contributing to a comparative examination of social inequalities in health across different countries in Europe and other parts of the World. Studies reviewed were identified through a computerised search of key words such as inequalities, health, health inequalities, race, health in South Africa, health systems, socio-economic determinants of health and livelihoods in South Africa. Studies were included if the primary objective was to explore health inequality as a variable in child/adult mortality.

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