Table 1

Number (%) of admissions to and deaths in Hlabisa Hospital in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, from January 2020 to September 2020, according to sex, age and diagnosis

Total, n (% of column total)Male, n (% of row total)Female, n (% of row total)Age <1, n (% of row total)Age 1–5, n (% of row total)Age 6–19, n (% of row total)Age 20–45, n (% of row total)Age 46–65, n (% of row total)Age >65, n (% of row total)
Total, n (%)6173 (100.0)*1385 (22.4)4788 (77.6)334 (5.4)242 (3.9)951 (15.4)3664 (59.4)580 (9.4)402 (6.5)
Maternal and neonatal, n (%)3271 (32.0)78 (2.4)3193 (97.6)145 (4.4)7 (0.2)662 (20.2)2446 (74.8)6 (0.2)5 (0.2)
Non-communicable diseases, n (%)1455 (14.2)568 (39.0)887 (61.0)59 (4.1)70 (4.8)109 (7.5)517 (35.5)386 (26.5)314 (21.6)
Communicable diseases, n (%)2203 (21.6)591 (26.8)1612 (73.2)129 (5.9)103 (4.7)110 (5.0)1448 (65.7)280 (12.7)133 (6.04)
Injuries, n (%)496 (4.9)302 (60.9)194 (39.1)19 (3.8)83 (16.7)104 (21.0)225 (45.4)46 (9.3)19 (3.8)
Respiratory, n (%)323 (3.2)151 (46.8)172 (53.3)42 (13.0)34 (10.5)15 (4.6)92 (28.5)69 (21.4)71 (22.0)
Other, n (%)2786 (27.3)556 (20.0)2230 (80.0)194 (7.0)124 (4.5)672 (35.5)1531 (55.0)158 (5.7)107 (3.8)
Deaths, n (%)291 (4.7)139 (47.8)152 (52.2)18 (6.2)2 (0.7)7 (2.4)111 (38.14)80 (27.5)73 (25.1)
  • *Primary and secondary diagnoses used for each admission and therefore total of column % exceeds 100%.