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Heart Health

30 May 2011

Illness the leading cause of death in SA

Illness is the leading cause of death according to claims received by Liberty Life in 2010. Cancer accounts for the most death claims, followed by heart disease.

Illness is the leading cause of death according to claims received by leading insurer Liberty Life in 2010.

The number of motor vehicle accident claims has increased from 2009 to 2010, with 22% of death claims being motor vehicle accident-related (nearly as much as cancer) in 2010. According to the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC), over the Easter weekend alone 151 people died and recent figures from the Department of Transport indicated 1,000 people die on SA roads every month.

Suicide a growing concern

 

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