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Obesity trends and risk factors in the South African adult population
BackgroundObesity prevalence is increasing globally and contributes substantially to the burgeoning burden of non-communicable diseases. South Africa is particularly affected by this increasing trendExpand
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Analysing the socioeconomic determinants of hypertension in South Africa: a structural equation modelling approach
BackgroundEpidemiological research has long observed a varying prevalence of hypertension across socioeconomic strata. However, patterns of association and underlying causal mechanisms are poorlyExpand
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Simultaneous social causation and social drift: Longitudinal analysis of depression and poverty in South Africa.
  • C. Lund, A. Cois
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of affective disorders
  • 15 March 2018
BACKGROUND Two theories have been proposed to explain the observed association between depression and poverty, namely social causation and social drift. Little is known regarding the relativeExpand
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Self-Reported Side Effects and Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy in HIV-Infected Pregnant Women under Option B+: A Prospective Study
Background Antiretroviral therapy (ART) regimens containing efavirenz (EFV) are recommended as part of universal ART for pregnant and breastfeeding women. EFV may have appreciable side effects (SE),Expand
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Socioeconomic Status Modifies the Seasonal Effect on Blood Pressure
AbstractSeasonal variations in blood pressure have been consistently reported. However, uncertainty remains about the size of the seasonal effect in different regions, and about factors that explainExpand
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Problem drinking as a risk factor for tuberculosis: a propensity score matched analysis of a national survey
BackgroundEpidemiological and other evidence strongly supports the hypothesis that problem drinking is causally related to the incidence of active tuberculosis and the worsening of the diseaseExpand
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Course of perinatal depressive symptoms among South African women: associations with child outcomes at 18 and 36 months
PurposeLatent modelling was used to identify trajectories of depressive symptoms among low-income perinatal women in South Africa. Predictors of trajectories and the association of trajectories withExpand
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Antihypertensive treatment and blood pressure trends among South African adults: A repeated cross-sectional analysis of a population panel survey
Background Recent findings suggest a decline in mean blood pressure and prevalence of uncontrolled hypertension in the South African adult population in the last decade, in contrast with the increaseExpand
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Predictors of silicosis and variation in prevalence across mines among employed gold miners in South Africa
Background The stated intention to eliminate silicosis from the South African goldmining industry as well as current programmes to find and compensate ex-miners with silicosis require anExpand
Association between perinatal depressive symptoms and suicidal risk among low-income South African women: a longitudinal study
PurposeThe aim of this study was to assess the association between depressive symptoms and suicidal risk over time among perinatal women at risk for depression antenatally, and assess modifyingExpand