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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2013 Prevalence of overweight/obesity and central obesity and its associated factors among a sample of university students in India

Obesity and the lifestyle characteristic of Indian society lead young people to conditions of potential cardiovascular risk. The purpose of ...

2013 Residential mobility, socioeconomic context and body mass index in a cohort of urban South African adolescents

Adolescents who are changing residence, as well as their social and economic circumstances may experience lifestyle changes that have an eff...

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2012 Relationship between obesity and blood pressure in school-going adolescents in the Limpopo province of South Africa

Hypertension and obesity are increasingly becoming a common problem among adolescents in South Africa. The aim of this study is to assess th...