HIV Prevalence and Incidence in People 50 Years and Older in Rural South Africa (Scientific Letters) (Letter to the Editor)

HIV Prevalence and Incidence in People 50 Years and Older in Rural South Africa (Scientific Letters) (Letter to the Editor)

To the Editor: Studies of HIV prevalence in sub-Saharan Africa usually focus on the age group 15-49 years. (1) However, estimates of HIV prevalence in older people are required for health policy and planning. The health care and social needs of older HIV-infected individuals differ from younger people; e.g. because of different co-morbidities, (2) different […]

Prevalence & Risk Factors of Pre-Hypertension & Hypertension in an Affluent North Indian Population (Report)

Prevalence & Risk Factors of Pre-Hypertension & Hypertension in an Affluent North Indian Population (Report)

Background & objectives: Urban Indians have a high prevalence of insulin resistance, hypertension and cardiovascular disease. We studied the prevalence of pre-hypertension and hypertension, as well their association with cardiovascular risk factors, in a north Indian upper socio-economic population. Methods: A total of 1746 adults (age [greater than or equal to] 30 yr) residing in […]

Prevalence & Potential Significance of Vitamin D Deficiency in Asian Indians (Report)

Prevalence & Potential Significance of Vitamin D Deficiency in Asian Indians (Report)

Studies from our center and other parts of India have drawn attention towards wide prevalence of vitamin D deficiency (VDD) in our country. VDD has been reported in all age groups including toddlers, school children, pregnant women and their neonates and adult males and females residing in rural and urban India. We reviewed implications of […]

Cancer Prevalence in 129 Breast-Ovarian Cancer Families Tested for BRCA1 and BRCA2 Mutations (Original Articles) (Report)

Cancer Prevalence in 129 Breast-Ovarian Cancer Families Tested for BRCA1 and BRCA2 Mutations (Original Articles) (Report)

Breast cancer is the most common malignancy among women in South Africa, with a crude incidence rate of 18.5/100 000 recorded between 1993 and 1995. (1) A small but significant percentage (5-10%) of breast cancer cases are directly due to an inherited susceptibility. (2) Two tumour suppressor genes involved in early-onset breast and ovarian cancer, […]