Survival of the fittest

  • Gerrit Ter Haar
Keywords: Delivery, Hospitals, Abortion, Foetal Death, infant Mortality, Death Rate, Child


Pregnancy and child survival figures for 6 578 pregnancies of 2 743 women presenting at Rietvlei Hospital for delivery between the years 7974 and 7977 are presented hete. The figures of Ntlaza hospital are shown for comparison. Babies born at Rietvleihospitalhad a 2,8 times better chance of suruival than those born at home.

Author Biography

Gerrit Ter Haar
Arts DTM & H and DPH
Original Research