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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2020 A behavioural change intervention study for the prevention of childhood obesity in South Africa: protocol for a randomized controlled trial

South Africa is currently undergoing a nutrition transition, and overweight and obesity is on the increase in South African children. Urbani...

2019 Anthropometric indices for predicting cardiovascular risk factors: Ellisras longitudinal study

The aim of the study was to determine which anthropometric indices can best predict the presence of common cardiovascular risk factors among...

2019 Social and psychological predictors of body mass index among South Africans 15 years and older: SANHANES-1

This study investigated how psychological distress and the proxies for social position combine to influence the risk of both underweight and...

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