Perinatal health in the peri-urban township of Khayelitsha, Cape Town. Part II. Infant mortality.S Afr Med J. 1988 Dec 17; 74(12):633-4.SA
Estimates of infant mortality suggest that the rate during the past 14 years for families living in Khayelitsha at present was approximately 130-160/1,000. In contrast, the infant mortality rate for infants born in Khayelitsha during 1986 was 50.3/1,000. The highest rates occurred in the post-neonatal period in 'squatter' families, infection being a common cause of death. Mortality rates should fall further with improved housing.