Constructed using mortality data from Statistics South Africa and Instituto Basileiro de
Geografia e Estatística.
The graph above shows the effect of AIDS on adult female deaths in South Africa. Note how deaths in South Africa have risen between 1997 and 2004. More importantly, note how the age-pattern of deaths has changed. Not shown in this graph is that by 2000, the absolute number of South Africans dying in their 30s and 40s exceeded those dying in...Read more