Nina S Lewin

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To the Editor: In South Africa, a substantial segment of the population is overweight.1 In 2000, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) accounted for 37% of deaths among adults2 and this figure is rising alongside expanding waistlines. Overweight children are twice as likely to have elevated blood pressure, 13 times more likely to have elevated insulin levels,(More)
We assessed the emergence of a South African identity among Black, Colored (mixed ancestral origin), White (predominantly English speaking), and Indian adolescents participating in a birth cohort study called "Birth to Twenty" in Johannesburg, South Africa. We examined young people's certainty of their self-categorization as South African, the centrality of(More)
This study examined South African youths' perceptions of religion during a period of social and economic transition. In-depth interviews were conducted with 55 Black South African youth (age 18) living in the Johannesburg-Soweto metropolitan area. Data were analyzed in a manner consistent with grounded theory methodology and structural coding. Beliefs about(More)
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