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South African National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey

South African National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey

South African National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey

SANHANES-I South Africa is undergoing an epidemiological transition from infectious to non‐communicable diseases (NCDs). Therefore, reliable estimates of population health parameters are essential to understanding the nature of the changing disease profile and translating such information into effective health promotion and disease prevention programmes.

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  • Format: 280mm x 210mm
  • Pages: 424
  • ISBN 13: 978-0-7969-2476-6
  • Rights: World Rights

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SANHANES-I South Africa is undergoing an epidemiological transition from infectious to non‐communicable diseases (NCDs). Therefore, reliable estimates of population health parameters are essential to understanding the nature of the changing disease profile and translating such information into effective health promotion and disease prevention programmes. The 2012 South African National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (SANHANESI) is the first of a series of surveys designed to assess the health and nutritional status of adults and children in South Africa. The survey is unique in that it combines personal interviews with standardised physical examinations, diagnostic procedures, and various laboratory tests. The results provide information on a broad range of health topics and associated risk factors which were beyond the scope of previous Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS). The SANHANES data address the National Department of Health's priority health indicators and will produce national references for such measurements as height, weight, and blood pressure. The findings presented in this report will be of interest to both health practitioners and researchers.

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Boxes
Foreword
Acknowledgements
Contributors
Acronyms and Abbreviations
Executive Summary
Introduction
Methodology
Results
Conclusions and Recommendations
Appendices
References

Professor Olive Shisana was the first woman and the first black woman to be appointed as President and CEO of the Human Sciences Research Council on 1 August 2005. She is a public health professional with extensive research, management and policy development experience spanning over 19 years.

Over the last five years, Prof. Shisana was the principal investigator and main author of several reports eminating from large studies, and has written numerous chapters in books and articles in scientific journals.

Professor Demetre Labadarios is the Executive Director of the Population Health, Health Systems and Innovation (PHHSI) research programme.

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