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Fear of sexually transmitted infections among women with male migrant partners – relationship to oscillatory migration pattern and risk-avoidance behaviour
(South African Medical Association, 2006)
BACKGROUND: In South Africa, former apartheid laws encouraged rural males seeking employment to migrate to urban areas, moving weekly, monthly or annually between their rural families and urban workplaces. The combination of ...
Socio-cultural factors influencing food consumption patterns in the black African population in an urban township in South Africa
(Kamla-Raj Enterprises, 2006)
The present study was undertaken to examine socio-cultural factors that influence food intake in different groups of people residing in a black township in Cape Town. Focus group discussions and in-depth interviews were ...
Ability to manage diabetes – community health workers’ knowledge, attitudes and beliefs
(SEMDSA (Society for Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes of SA), 2006)
BACKGROUND: Diabetes constitutes a significant health problem in South Africa. Early detection and good management can prevent or delay complications, with national guidelines for diabetes treatment now available to ...
Impact of the HIV/AIDS pandemic on non-communicable disease prevention
(South African Medical Association, 2005-04)
HIV/AIDS continues to ravage sub-Saharan Africa, and in South Africa accounts for 30% of all mortality, making it the leading cause of death. The epidemic has had other negative effects, which have not been fully realised. ...
Obesity among black South African women
(Kamla-Raj Enterprises, 2005)
Obesity and associated non-communicable diseases such as Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and ischaemic heart disease were previously thought to be diseases of affluent countries, but they are becoming increasingly prevalent ...
Communication on sexual issues between migrant males and their partners: a study undertaken in rural South Africa
(University of the Western Cape, 2006)
INTRODUCTION: Women stay alone with their children in rural places while their husbands I partners work away from home for varying periods of time. Such fluctuating migration may cause difficulty in communications and may ...