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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: SANHANES

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2019 Psychological distress and C-reactive protein in a South African national survey

To examine the association of psychological distress with serum C-reactive protein (CRP) in a South African cohort. Data were analysed on in...

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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2018 Understanding the determinants of hemoglobin and iron status: adolescent-adult women comparisons in SANHANES-1

The study compared hemoglobin (Hb) and serum ferritin levels between adolescent and adult women with different body mass indices, dietary in...

2018 Concurrent tobacco use and risky drinking in South Africa: results from the South African National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey

The aim of this study was to examine socio-demographic and psychosocial correlates of concurrent tobacco use and risky drinking . We analyse...