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 a variety of 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 Healths 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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