Research data

The HSRC Research Data Service provides a digital repository facility for the HSRC's research data in support of evidence based human and social development in South Africa and the broader region. Access to data is dependent on ethical requirements for protecting research participants, as well as on legal agreements with the owners, funders or in the case of data owned by the HSRC, the requirements of the depositors of the data. We facilitate data use by preparing comprehensive metadata and disseminating data and related documents to appropriate target audiences. Data sharing is subject to an End User License agreement. Data sets from the following projects have been curated and are available for use:

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Research data: AGEING

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2012 Study of global ageing and adult health (SAGE): South Africa 2007-2008: executive summary

The phenomenon of population ageing has become more significant in South African society during recent decades, with the cohort aged 50 year...

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2012 Tobacco use and associated factors in older adults in South Africa

This study aimed to determine the prevalence of tobacco use and their associated factors in older South Africans. We conducted a national po...

2012 Physical inactivity and associated factors in older adults in South Africa

Physical inactivity is associated with increased morbidity and mortality and is a key component of healthy aging. There is little research o...

2012 Sociodemographic and health correlates of sleep problems and duration in older adults in South Africa

The objective of this article was to investigate sleeping problems, sleep duration and associated factors in a national probability sample o...