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Drug use among youth and adults in a population-based survey in South Africa
Objective: Illicit drug use is a growing public health problem. The aim of the study was to assess the prevalence of drug use and the sociodemographic and health characteristics that influence it among young and adult South ...
Dietary practices and adolescent obesity in secondary school learners at disadvantaged schools in South Africa: urban-rural and gender differences
South Africa has a high prevalence of obesity in black female adolescents and a paucity of knowledge regarding contributing dietary practices. The aim of this study was to assess the dietary practices and weight status of ...
Prevalence and socio-behavioral factors associated with sugar-sweetened beverages consumption among 15 years and older persons in South Africa
(Dove Medical Press, 2019)
Objective: The aim of this study was to assess the frequency of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB) consumption and its relationship with socio-behavioral factors using national population-based data in South Africa. Subjects ...
Sedentary behaviour and sleep problems among young, middle-aged, and older persons in South Africa: a brief report
(Taylor & Francis, 2019)
The study aimed to investigate the relationship between sedentary behaviour and sleep problems in a large national community sample in South Africa. We analysed an existing cross-sectional population data set, the “South ...
Methylphenidate and atomoxetine prescribing trends in children in the Western Cape Province of South Africa, 2005-2013
Background: There is paucity of data on methylphenidate and atomoxetine prescribing patterns in South African children. Aim: To describe the prescribing trends of these agents in children residing in the Western Cape ...
Beneficial effect of physical activity on linear growth rate of adolescents in a South African shanty town
It is not known if nutritional and/or other interventions could improve linear growth in adolescents. The purpose of this study was to assess the role of physical activity in promoting linear growth velocity of black ...