Estimating the Burden of Disease Attributable to Interpersonal Violence in South Africa in 2000 (Scientific Letter) (Letter to the Editor)

Estimating the Burden of Disease Attributable to Interpersonal Violence in South Africa in 2000 (Scientific Letter) (Letter to the Editor)

To the Editor: Violence, previously considered a social issue, is now an acknowledged public health problem. It is defined as the intentional use of physical force or power, threatened or actual, against another person, against oneself, or against a group or community, that results in injury, death or deprivation. (1) In this study we focus […]

Estimating the Burden of Disease Attributable to Childhood and Maternal Undernutrition in South Africa in 2000 (Original Articles) (Survey)

Estimating the Burden of Disease Attributable to Childhood and Maternal Undernutrition in South Africa in 2000 (Original Articles) (Survey)

Objectives. To estimate the disease burden attributable to being underweight as an indicator of undernutrition in children under 5 years of age and in pregnant women for the year 2000. Design. World Health Organization comparative risk assessment (CRA) methodology was followed. The 1999 National Food Consumption Survey prevalence of underweight classified in three low weight-for-age […]

Estimating the Burden of Disease Attributable to High Cholesterol in South Africa in 2000 (Original Articles)

Estimating the Burden of Disease Attributable to High Cholesterol in South Africa in 2000 (Original Articles)

Objectives. To estimate the burden of disease attributable to high cholesterol in adults aged 30 years and older in South Africa in 2000. Design. World Health Organization comparative risk assessment (CRA) methodology was followed. Small community studies were used to derive the prevalence by population group. Population-attributable fractions were calculated and applied to revised burden […]

Estimating the Burden of Disease Attributable to Low Fruit and Vegetable Intake in South Africa in 2000 (Original Articles) (Survey)

Estimating the Burden of Disease Attributable to Low Fruit and Vegetable Intake in South Africa in 2000 (Original Articles) (Survey)

Objectives. To estimate the burden of disease attributed to low fruit and vegetable intake by sex and age group in South Africa for the year 2000. Design. The analysis follows the World Health Organization comparative risk assessment (CRA) methodology. Population-attributable fractions were calculated from South African prevalence data from dietary surveys and applied to the […]

Estimating the Burden of Disease Attributable to Lead Exposure in South Africa in 2000 (Original Articles)

Estimating the Burden of Disease Attributable to Lead Exposure in South Africa in 2000 (Original Articles)

Objectives. To estimate the burden of disease attributable to lead exposure in South Africa in 2000. Design. World Health Organization comparative risk assessment (CRA) methodology was followed. Recent community studies were used to derive mean blood lead concentrations in adults and children in urban and rural areas. Population-attributable fractions were calculated and applied to revised […]

Estimating the Burden of Disease Attributable to Indoor Air Pollution from Household Use of Solid Fuels in South Africa in 2000 (Original Articles)

Estimating the Burden of Disease Attributable to Indoor Air Pollution from Household Use of Solid Fuels in South Africa in 2000 (Original Articles)

Objectives. To estimate the burden of respiratory ill health in South African children and adults in 2000 from exposure to indoor air pollution associated with household use of solid fuels. Design. World Health Organization comparative risk assessment (CRA) methodology was followed. The South African Census 2001 was used to derive the proportion of households using […]

Estimating the Burden of Disease Attributable to Iron Deficiency Anaemia in South Africa in 2000 (Original Articles) (Survey)

Estimating the Burden of Disease Attributable to Iron Deficiency Anaemia in South Africa in 2000 (Original Articles) (Survey)

Objectives. To estimate the extent of iron deficiency anaemia (IDA) among children aged 0-4 years and pregnant women aged 15-49 years, and the burden of disease attributed to IDA in South Africa in 2000. Design. The comparative risk assessment (CRA) methodology of the World Health Organization (WHO) was followed using local prevalence and burden estimates. […]