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Research outputs: SANHANES

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2021 Prevalence and associated factors of vision loss in the South African National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (SANHANES-1)

Vision loss is a major public health concern that significantly affects developing countries, including South Africa. Although existing lite...

2021 Vision loss, vision difficulty and psychological distress in South Africa: results from SANHANES-1

Psychological distress in vision impairments and blindness is a complex issue and a major public health concern. Sudden adjustments in routi...

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2021 Mapping the burden of hypertension in South Africa: a comparative analysis of the national 2012 SANHANES and the 2016 Demographic and Health Survey

This study investigates the provincial variation in hypertension prevalence in South Africa in 2012 and 2016, adjusting for individual level...

2021 Socioeconomic inequalities and obesity in South Africa: a decomposition analysis

Prior evidence shows that inequalities are related to overweight and obesity in South Africa. Using data from a recent national study, we ex...