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Table 1 Premature mortality burden by broad causes of death in the Nairobi DSS, 2003–2005 compared with estimates in 2002 for sub-Saharan Africa

From: The burden of disease profile of residents of Nairobi's slums: Results from a Demographic Surveillance System

Broad causes YLL NUHDSS % share YLL sub-Saharan Africa* (,000) % share
Group I – Communicable Diseases. Maternal, Perinatal and Nutritional Causes 29143 77.2 230221 82.3
Group II – Noncommunicable Causes 3824 10.1 26843 9.7
Group III – Injuries 4761 12.6 20724 7.5
Total 37727 100.0 277788 100.0
  1. * Source for sub-Saharan Africa estimates [31].