The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

Sanhanes

South Africa is undergoing a process of epidemiological transition from infectious to non‐communicable diseases (NCDs). Reliable estimates of population health parameters are therefore essential to understand the nature of the changing disease profile and translate 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 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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Format : 280mm x 210mm
Pages : 424
ISBN 13 : 978-0-7969-2476-6
Publish Year : March 2014
Rights : World Rights

List of Tables

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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