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Research data: HEALTH
2019 Understanding the social determinants of self-rated health: a basis for addressing health inequalities and strengthening families
Self-rated health (SRH) is among the most widely used measures of general health status in population-based social and epidemiologic health ...Download this report
2019 An alternative approach to decomposing the redistributive effect of health financing between and within groups using the Gini index: the case of out of pocket payments in Nigeria
Equity in health financing remains significant in the universal health coverage discourse. The way a health system is financed, apart from d...Download this report
2018 Determinants of excellent/good self-rated health among HIV positive individuals in South Africa: evidence from a 2012 nationally representative household survey
In South Africa, HIV is increasingly becoming a chronic disease as a result of advances in HIV treatment and prevention in the last three de...
2018 Depression symptoms: their association with socio-demographic factors and health among adults in South Africa
The aim of this study was to assess depression symptoms and socio-demographic and health correlates in a recent (2014-2015) national populat...