The State of Youth in South Africa: Is The Health Status of Youth Improving?

Year Published 2009
Business unit: Special Projects
Resource type: Research reports
Research report: HSRC
File type: PDF
Theme(s): Health, Social Development, Youth


This paper examines the health status of South African youth in the past fifteen years using available quantitative data. Specific areas of interest here include youth disability, substance abuse, sexual and reproductive behaviour and HIV and AIDS. We also assess the pattern of health status implied in official statistics on mortality and causes of death among the youth.

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