Kathleen Kahn

Summary

Affiliation: University of the Witwatersrand
Country: South Africa

Publications

  1. pmc Implications of mortality transition for primary health care in rural South Africa: a population-based surveillance study
    Stephen M Tollman
    MRC Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit Agincourt, School of Public Health, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
    Lancet 372:893-901. 2008
  2. pmc Barriers to and facilitators of the provision of a youth-friendly health services programme in rural South Africa
    Rebecca Sally Geary
    Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Imperial College London, London, UK
    BMC Health Serv Res 14:259. 2014
  3. pmc Profile: Agincourt health and socio-demographic surveillance system
    Kathleen Kahn
    Medical Research Council Wits University Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit, Agincourt, School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
    Int J Epidemiol 41:988-1001. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Population health in South Africa: dynamics over the past two decades
    Kathleen Kahn
    Medical Research Council Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit, Agincourt, School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, 7 York Road, Parktown, Johannesburg, South Africa
    J Public Health Policy 32:S30-6. 2011
  5. pmc Research into health, population and social transitions in rural South Africa: data and methods of the Agincourt Health and Demographic Surveillance System
    Kathleen Kahn
    MRC Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit Agincourt, School of Public Health, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa
    Scand J Public Health Suppl 69:8-20. 2007
  6. pmc Mortality trends in a new South Africa: hard to make a fresh start
    Kathleen Kahn
    MRC Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit Agincourt, School of Public Health, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa
    Scand J Public Health Suppl 69:26-34. 2007
  7. pmc Dying in their prime: determinants and space-time risk of adult mortality in rural South Africa
    Benn Sartorius
    Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
    Geospat Health 7:237-49. 2013
  8. pmc Nutritional status and HIV in rural South African children
    Elizabeth W Kimani-Murage
    MRC Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit Agincourt, School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa
    BMC Pediatr 11:23. 2011
  9. pmc Survived infancy but still vulnerable: spatial-temporal trends and risk factors for child mortality in the Agincourt rural sub-district, South Africa, 1992-2007
    Benn Sartorius
    MRC Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit Agincourt, School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
    Geospat Health 5:285-95. 2011
  10. pmc Migration, settlement change and health in post-apartheid South Africa: triangulating health and demographic surveillance with national census data
    Mark A Collinson
    MRC Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit Agincourt, School of Public Health, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa
    Scand J Public Health Suppl 69:77-84. 2007

Detail Information

Publications74

  1. pmc Implications of mortality transition for primary health care in rural South Africa: a population-based surveillance study
    Stephen M Tollman
    MRC Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit Agincourt, School of Public Health, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
    Lancet 372:893-901. 2008
    ..We investigated the extent and nature of this health transition and considered the implications for primary health care...
  2. pmc Barriers to and facilitators of the provision of a youth-friendly health services programme in rural South Africa
    Rebecca Sally Geary
    Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Imperial College London, London, UK
    BMC Health Serv Res 14:259. 2014
    ....
  3. pmc Profile: Agincourt health and socio-demographic surveillance system
    Kathleen Kahn
    Medical Research Council Wits University Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit, Agincourt, School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
    Int J Epidemiol 41:988-1001. 2012
    ....
  4. doi request reprint Population health in South Africa: dynamics over the past two decades
    Kathleen Kahn
    Medical Research Council Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit, Agincourt, School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, 7 York Road, Parktown, Johannesburg, South Africa
    J Public Health Policy 32:S30-6. 2011
    ..Government should provide strong leadership, and priorities for action must be underpinned by a robust evidence base...
  5. pmc Research into health, population and social transitions in rural South Africa: data and methods of the Agincourt Health and Demographic Surveillance System
    Kathleen Kahn
    MRC Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit Agincourt, School of Public Health, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa
    Scand J Public Health Suppl 69:8-20. 2007
    ..Health and demographic surveillance is a response to the lack of a valid information base that can provide high-quality longitudinal data on population dynamics, health, and social change to inform policy and practice...
  6. pmc Mortality trends in a new South Africa: hard to make a fresh start
    Kathleen Kahn
    MRC Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit Agincourt, School of Public Health, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa
    Scand J Public Health Suppl 69:26-34. 2007
    ..Changing mortality patterns are discussed within a health-transition framework...
  7. pmc Dying in their prime: determinants and space-time risk of adult mortality in rural South Africa
    Benn Sartorius
    Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
    Geospat Health 7:237-49. 2013
    ..The impact of HIV mortality and its subsequent lowering due to the introduction of antiretroviral therapy was found to be clearly evident in this rural population...
  8. pmc Nutritional status and HIV in rural South African children
    Elizabeth W Kimani-Murage
    MRC Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit Agincourt, School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa
    BMC Pediatr 11:23. 2011
    ..This study describes HIV prevalence in children, patterns of malnutrition by HIV status and determinants of nutritional status...
  9. pmc Survived infancy but still vulnerable: spatial-temporal trends and risk factors for child mortality in the Agincourt rural sub-district, South Africa, 1992-2007
    Benn Sartorius
    MRC Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit Agincourt, School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
    Geospat Health 5:285-95. 2011
    ..Targeted efforts to prevent vertical transmission of HIV in specific settings need to be undertaken as well as ensuring the survival of the mother and father in childhood...
  10. pmc Migration, settlement change and health in post-apartheid South Africa: triangulating health and demographic surveillance with national census data
    Mark A Collinson
    MRC Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit Agincourt, School of Public Health, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa
    Scand J Public Health Suppl 69:77-84. 2007
    ..The aim of the paper is to examine the ongoing urban transition in South Africa in the post-apartheid period, and to consider the health and social policy implications of prevailing migration patterns...
  11. ncbi request reprint Community Mobilization for HIV Testing Uptake: Results From a Community Randomized Trial of a Theory-Based Intervention in Rural South Africa
    Sheri A Lippman
    Department of Medicine, Center for AIDS Prevention Studies, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA MRC Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit Agincourt, School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa School of Health, University of New England, Armidale, New South Wales, Australia Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa Sonke Gender Justice, Cape Town, South Africa School of Public Health, University of Cape Town, South Africa Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA and Umeå Centre for Global Health Research, Division of Epidemiology and Global Health, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umea University, Umea, Sweden
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 74:S44-S51. 2017
    ..Community mobilization (CM) may increase and sustain demand for HIV testing, however, little rigorous evidence exists regarding the effect of CM interventions on HIV testing and the mechanisms of action...
  12. pmc Mortality amongst patients with influenza-associated severe acute respiratory illness, South Africa, 2009-2013
    Cheryl Cohen
    Centre for Respiratory Diseases and Meningitis, National Institute for Communicable Diseases of the National Health Laboratory Service, Johannesburg, South Africa School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
    PLoS ONE 10:e0118884. 2015
    ..Data on the burden and risk groups for influenza-associated mortality from Africa are limited. We aimed to estimate the incidence and risk-factors for in-hospital influenza-associated severe acute respiratory illness (SARI) deaths...
  13. doi request reprint Enterovirus D68 and other enterovirus serotypes identified in South African patients with severe acute respiratory illness, 2009-2011
    Orienka Hellferscee
    National Institute for Communicable Diseases of the National Health Laboratory Service, Johannesburg, South Africa
    Influenza Other Respir Viruses . 2017
    ..Human enteroviruses (EV) have been associated with severe acute respiratory illness (SARI) in South Africa...
  14. doi request reprint Epidemiology of Acute Lower Respiratory Tract Infection in HIV-Exposed Uninfected Infants
    Cheryl Cohen
    Centre for Respiratory Diseases and Meningitis, National Institute for Communicable Diseases of the National Health Laboratory Service, Johannesburg, South Africa School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences
    Pediatrics 137:. 2016
    ..We studied the epidemiology of LRTI hospitalization in HIV-unexposed uninfected (HUU) and HEU infants aged <6 months in South Africa...
  15. pmc Development, validation, and performance of a scale to measure community mobilization
    Sheri A Lippman
    University of California, San Francisco, Center for AIDS Prevention Studies, Department of Medicine, San Francisco, CA, USA MRC Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit Agincourt, School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa Electronic address
    Soc Sci Med 157:127-37. 2016
    ..However, CMAs have been ill defined and poorly evaluated, largely due to the lack of measurement tools to assess mobilization processes and impact...
  16. pmc A Successful Failure: Missing the MDG4 Target for Under-Five Mortality in South Africa
    Peter Byass
    MRC Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit Agincourt, School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
    PLoS Med 12:e1001926. 2015
    ..Reflecting on under-five mortality, Peter Byass and colleagues consider how some countries may fail to meet millennium development goal targets despite making considerable advances. ..
  17. doi request reprint Human metapneumovirus-associated severe acute respiratory illness hospitalisation in HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected South African children and adults
    Michelle J Groome
    Medical Research Council Respiratory and Meningeal Pathogens Research Unit, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa Department of Science and Technology National Research Foundation Vaccine Preventable Diseases, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa Electronic address
    J Clin Virol 69:125-32. 2015
    ..Data on human metapneumovirus (HMPV)-associated severe acute respiratory illness (SARI) are limited in settings with high human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection prevalence...
  18. pmc Changing use of traditional healthcare amongst those dying of HIV related disease and TB in rural South Africa from 2003 - 2011: a retrospective cohort study
    Paul Mee
    Medical Research Council Wits University Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit Agincourt, School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
    BMC Complement Altern Med 14:504. 2014
    ..ART was made available in this area in the latter part of this period...
  19. pmc Predictors of adolescent weight status and central obesity in rural South Africa
    Elizabeth W Kimani-Murage
    MRC Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit Agincourt, School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
    Public Health Nutr 14:1114-22. 2011
    ..To investigate predictors of adolescent obesity in rural South Africa...
  20. pmc Influenza virus infection is associated with increased risk of death amongst patients hospitalized with confirmed pulmonary tuberculosis in South Africa, 2010-2011
    Sibongile Walaza
    Centre for Respiratory Disease and Meningitis, National Institute for Communicable Diseases NICD of the National Health Laboratory Service NHLS, Private Bag X4, Sandringham, 2131, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
    BMC Infect Dis 15:26. 2015
    ..Data on the association between influenza and tuberculosis are limited. We describe the characteristics of patients with laboratory-confirmed tuberculosis, laboratory-confirmed influenza and tuberculosis-influenza co-infection...
  21. pmc Epidemiology of viral-associated acute lower respiratory tract infection among children <5 years of age in a high HIV prevalence setting, South Africa, 2009-2012
    Cheryl Cohen
    From the Centre for Respiratory Diseases and Meningitis, National Institute for Communicable Diseases of the National Health Laboratory Service School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand Medical Research Council, Respiratory and Meningeal Pathogens Research Unit, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand Department of Science and Technology National Research Foundation, Vaccine Preventable Diseases, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa Influenza Division, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA Influenza Programme, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention South Africa, Pretoria Department of Medicine, Pietermaritzburg Metropolitan Hospital Department of Medicine, University of KwaZulu Natal Department of Paediatrics, Pietermaritzburg Metropolitan Hospital School of Pathology, University of KwaZulu Natal, Pietermaritzburg Department of Medicine, Klerksdorp Tshepong Hospital, Klerksdorp Department of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand MRC Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit Agincourt, School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa Centre for Global Health Research, Umea University, Umea, Sweden Indepth Network, Accra, Ghana and Zoonoses Research Unit, Department of Medical Virology, University of Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 34:66-72. 2015
    ..Data on the epidemiology of viral-associated acute lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI) from high HIV prevalence settings are limited. We aimed to describe LRTI hospitalizations among South African children aged <5 years...
  22. pmc Protective effect of pregnancy in rural South Africa: questioning the concept of "indirect cause" of maternal death
    Michel Garenne
    MRC Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit Agincourt, School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
    PLoS ONE 8:e64414. 2013
    ....
  23. pmc Space-time confounding adjusted determinants of child HIV/TB mortality for large zero-inflated data in rural South Africa
    Eustasius Musenge
    MRC Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit, School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg 7 York Road, Parktown 2193, Johannesburg, South Africa
    Spat Spatiotemporal Epidemiol 2:205-17. 2011
    ..Child survival is dependent on the mother's survival; hence programs that promote maternal survival are critical...
  24. pmc Evaluating access to a child-oriented poverty alleviation intervention in rural South Africa
    Rhian Twine
    MRC Wits Rural Public Health and Transitions Research Unit Agincourt, School of Public Health, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa
    Scand J Public Health Suppl 69:118-27. 2007
    ..In April 1998, the South African government introduced the child-support grant as a poverty-alleviation measure to support the income of poor households and enable them to care for the child...
  25. pmc Using health and demographic surveillance to understand the burden of disease in populations: the case of tuberculosis in rural South Africa
    Paul M Pronyk
    Rural AIDS and Development Action Research Programme, School of Public Health, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa
    Scand J Public Health Suppl 69:45-51. 2007
    ..To utilize the Agincourt health and demographic surveillance system (HDSS) platform to assess the burden of pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) in a rural South African sub-district...
  26. pmc Incidence, Remission and Mortality of Convulsive Epilepsy in Rural Northeast South Africa
    Ryan G Wagner
    Studies of Epidemiology of Epilepsy in Demographic Surveillance Systems SEEDS INDEPTH Network, Accra, Ghana MRC Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit Agincourt, School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa Epidemiology and Public Health Sciences, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umea University, Umea, Sweden Department of Pharmacology and Clinical Neurosciences, Umea University, Umea, Sweden
    PLoS ONE 10:e0129097. 2015
    ..This study investigates the epidemiological parameters of convulsive epilepsy within a context of high HIV prevalence and an emerging burden of cardiovascular disease...
  27. pmc Two decades of mortality change in rural northeast South Africa
    Chodziwadziwa W Kabudula
    MRC Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit Agincourt, School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa INDEPTH Network, Accra, Ghana
    Glob Health Action 7:25596. 2014
    ..Detail on the unfolding, at times unpredicted, mortality pattern has been published. This experience is reviewed here and updated using more recent data...
  28. pmc Determinants of the risk of dying of HIV/AIDS in a rural South African community over the period of the decentralised roll-out of antiretroviral therapy: a longitudinal study
    Paul Mee
    Medical Research Council Wits University Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit Agincourt, School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa Umeå Centre for Global Health Research, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umea University, Umea, Sweden Department of Global Health and Development, Faculty of Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Glob Health Action 7:24826. 2014
    ..Antiretroviral treatment (ART) has significantly reduced HIV mortality in South Africa. The benefits have not been experienced by all groups. Here we investigate the factors associated with these inequities...
  29. pmc Acceptability and feasibility of cash transfers for HIV prevention among adolescent South African women
    Catherine MacPhail
    Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute WRHI, School of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
    AIDS Behav 17:2301-12. 2013
    ..We address some of the changes necessary to ensure acceptability and feasibility of the main trial. ..
  30. pmc Self-reported health and health care use in an ageing population in the Agincourt sub-district of rural South Africa
    Francesc Xavier Gómez-Olivé
    MRC Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit Agincourt, School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
    Glob Health Action 6:19305. 2013
    ..This, coupled with high HIV and tuberculosis prevalence, puts an already weak health service under greater strain...
  31. pmc The contribution of spatial analysis to understanding HIV/TB mortality in children: a structural equation modelling approach
    Eustasius Musenge
    MRC Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit Agincourt, School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
    Glob Health Action 6:19266. 2013
    ..Remote areas often bear the greatest burden of morbidity and mortality, yet there are spatial differences within rural settings...
  32. pmc Body Image Satisfaction, Eating Attitudes and Perceptions of Female Body Silhouettes in Rural South African Adolescents
    Titilola M Pedro
    MRC Wits Developmental Pathways for Health Research Unit, Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
    PLoS ONE 11:e0154784. 2016
    ..These findings suggest a need for policy intervention that will address a healthy body size among South African adolescents. ..
  33. pmc Completeness of birth and death registration in a rural area of South Africa: the Agincourt health and demographic surveillance, 1992-2014
    Michel Garenne
    MRC Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit, School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
    Glob Health Action 9:32795. 2016
    ..Completeness of vital registration remains very low in sub-Saharan Africa, especially in rural areas...
  34. pmc Characteristics of Age-Discordant Partnerships Associated With HIV Risk Among Young South African Women (HPTN 068)
    Tiarney D Ritchwood
    Department of Public Health Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Washington, Seattle, WA Public Health Sciences Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Institute, Seattle, WA Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD Collaborative Research Network in Mental Health and Well being in Rural and Regional Communities, University of New England, Armidale, Australia MRC Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit Agincourt, School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC and Department of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 72:423-9. 2016
    ....
  35. doi request reprint The effect of a conditional cash transfer on HIV incidence in young women in rural South Africa (HPTN 068): a phase 3, randomised controlled trial
    Audrey Pettifor
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA Medical Research Council Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit, School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa Electronic address
    Lancet Glob Health 4:e978-e988. 2016
    ..However, scarce evidence is available about their effect on reducing HIV acquisition. We aimed to assess the effect of a conditional cash transfer on HIV incidence among young women in rural South Africa...
  36. pmc Young and vulnerable: spatial-temporal trends and risk factors for infant mortality in rural South Africa (Agincourt), 1992-2007
    Benn K D Sartorius
    MRC Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit, Agincourt, School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
    BMC Public Health 10:645. 2010
    ..It is associated with several health determinants, such as maternal health, access to high-quality health care, socioeconomic conditions, and public health policy and practices...
  37. doi request reprint 'You opened our eyes': care-giving after learning a child's positive HIV status in rural South Africa
    Elizabeth W Kimani-Murage
    MRC Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit Agincourt, School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg 2193, South Africa
    Health Soc Care Community 18:264-71. 2010
    ..The results indicate an opportunity for paediatric HIV screening in communities with high HIV prevalence. This would facilitate early uptake of available interventions, so enhancing the survival of HIV positive children...
  38. pmc What's new? Investigating risk factors for severe childhood malnutrition in a high HIV prevalence South African setting
    Haroon Saloojee
    Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
    Scand J Public Health Suppl 69:96-106. 2007
    ..To identify risk factors for severe childhood malnutrition in a rural South African district with a high HIV/AIDS prevalence...
  39. pmc Community Mobilization for HIV Testing Uptake: Results From a Community Randomized Trial of a Theory-Based Intervention in Rural South Africa
    Sheri A Lippman
    Department of Medicine, Center for AIDS Prevention Studies, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA MRC Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit Agincourt, School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa School of Health, University of New England, Armidale, New South Wales, Australia Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa Sonke Gender Justice, Cape Town, South Africa School of Public Health, University of Cape Town, South Africa Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA and Umeå Centre for Global Health Research, Division of Epidemiology and Global Health, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umea University, Umea, Sweden
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 74:S44-S51. 2017
    ..Community mobilization (CM) may increase and sustain demand for HIV testing, however, little rigorous evidence exists regarding the effect of CM interventions on HIV testing and the mechanisms of action...
  40. ncbi request reprint Quality of integrated chronic disease care in rural South Africa: user and provider perspectives
    Soter Ameh
    Medical Research Council Wits University Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit Agincourt, School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa Department of Community Medicine, College of Medical Sciences, University of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria
    Health Policy Plan . 2016
    ..This has implications for the nationwide scale up of the ICDM model in South Africa and planning of an integrated chronic disease care in other low- and middle-income countries...
  41. doi request reprint Sapovirus prevalence in children less than five years of age hospitalised for diarrhoeal disease in South Africa, 2009-2013
    Nicola Page
    National Institute for Communicable Diseases, Private Bag X4, Sandringham, 2131, South Africa School of Health Systems and Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Pretoria, Private Bag X20, Hatfield, 0028, South Africa Department of Medical Virology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Pretoria, Private Bag x323, Arcadia, Pretoria, 0007, South Africa Electronic address
    J Clin Virol 78:82-8. 2016
    ..Although sapovirus (SaV) has been detected in 2.2-12.7% of gastroenteritis cases globally, there are limited data on SaV epidemiology...
  42. pmc Nutrient patterns and their association with socio-demographic, lifestyle factors and obesity risk in rural South African adolescents
    Pedro T Pisa
    MRC Wits Developmental Pathways for Health Research Unit, Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg 2193 South Africa
    Nutrients 7:3464-82. 2015
    ..13 (0.02; 0.24); p = 0.02) and PC4 (0.10 (-0.01; 0.21); p = 0.05) scores only. We confirmed variability in nutrient patterns that were significantly associated with various lifestyle factors including obesity. ..
  43. pmc Evaluation of two influenza surveillance systems in South Africa
    Eric Budgell
    Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom Centre for Respiratory Diseases and Meningitis, National Institute for Communicable Diseases of the National Health Laboratory Services, Johannesburg, South Africa
    PLoS ONE 10:e0120226. 2015
    ..We evaluated two influenza surveillance systems in South Africa: one for ILI and another for SARI...
  44. doi request reprint Effectiveness of monovalent human rotavirus vaccine against admission to hospital for acute rotavirus diarrhoea in South African children: a case-control study
    Michelle J Groome
    Department of Science and Technology National Research Foundation Vaccine Preventable Diseases, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa Medical Research Council Respiratory and Meningeal Pathogens Research Unit, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa Electronic address
    Lancet Infect Dis 14:1096-104. 2014
    ....
  45. pmc Migration and the epidemiological transition: insights from the Agincourt sub-district of northeast South Africa
    Mark A Collinson
    MRC Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit Agincourt, School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa Centre for Global Health Research, Division of Epidemiology and Global Health, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umea University, Umea, Sweden Indepth Network, Accra, Ghana
    Glob Health Action 7:23514. 2014
    ..Healthy men and women migrate because opportunities for employment and betterment are not equally distributed geographically. The disruption can result in unhealthy exposures and environments and income returns for the origin household...
  46. doi request reprint Temporal changes in pneumococcal colonization in a rural African community with high HIV prevalence following routine infant pneumococcal immunization
    Susan A Nzenze
    From the Department of Science and Technology National Research Foundation Vaccine Preventable Diseases Medical Research Council Respiratory and Meningeal Pathogens Research Unit, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health and Division of Infectious Diseases, School of Medicine, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia MRC Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit Agincourt, School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa Centre for Global Health Research, Umea University, Umea, Sweden Indepth Network, Accra, Ghana and National Institute for Communicable Diseases, National Health Laboratory Service, Sandringham, South Africa
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 32:1270-8. 2013
    ..We studied the impact of routine infant PCV immunization alone on the epidemiology of nasopharyngeal pneumococcal colonization among a rural African community with high prevalence of HIV positivity...
  47. pmc Prevalence and risk factors for active convulsive epilepsy in rural northeast South Africa
    Ryan G Wagner
    Studies of Epidemiology of Epilepsy in Demographic Surveillance Systems SEEDS INDEPTH Network, Accra, Ghana MRC Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit Agincourt, School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa Division of Epidemiology and Global Health, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umea University, Umea, Sweden Electronic address
    Epilepsy Res 108:782-91. 2014
    ..Epilepsy is among the most common neurological disorders worldwide. However, there are few large, population-based studies of the prevalence and risk factors for epilepsy in southern Africa...
  48. ncbi request reprint Childhood mortality among former Mozambican refugees and their hosts in rural South Africa
    James R Hargreaves
    Rural AIDS and Development Action Research Programme, School of Public Health, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
    Int J Epidemiol 33:1271-8. 2004
    ..We investigated differentials in mortality between children from former Mozambican refugee and host South African households in a rural sub-district in the north-east of South Africa...
  49. pmc Living with death in a time of AIDS: a rural South African case study
    Deborah Posel
    Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa
    Scand J Public Health Suppl 69:138-46. 2007
    ..To examine how a rural community profoundly affected by escalating rates of largely AIDS-related deaths of young and middle-aged people makes sense of this phenomenon and its impact on their everyday lives...
  50. pmc Sexual Behaviors and HIV Status: A Population-Based Study Among Older Adults in Rural South Africa
    Molly S Rosenberg
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health Bloomington, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN Center for Population and Development Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA MRC Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit Agincourt, School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa INDEPTH Network, Accra, Ghana School of Demography, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia Department of Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard T H Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University, Boston, MA Division of Epidemiology and Global Health, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umeå Centre for Global Health Research, Umea University, Umea, Sweden Departments of Epidemiology Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard T H Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University, Boston, MA Africa Health Research Institute, Somkhele, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa and Institute of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 74:e9-e17. 2017
    ..To identify the unmet needs for HIV prevention among older adults in rural South Africa...
  51. pmc Relationship between community-level alcohol outlet accessibility and individual-level herpes simplex virus type 2 infection among young women in South Africa
    Molly Rosenberg
    From the Center for Population and Development Studies, Harvard School of Public Health, Cambridge, MA Department of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health, and Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC MRC Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit Agincourt, School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa Center for AIDS Prevention Studies, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA Department of Health Policy and Management, Gillings School of Global Public Health, Department of Geography, and Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC INDEPTH Network, Accra, Ghana Department of Biostatistics, University of Washington, Seattle, WA Laboratory of Immunoregulation, NIAID, NIH, Baltimore, MD Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore MD and Centre for Global Health Research, Umea University, Umea, Sweden
    Sex Transm Dis 42:259-65. 2015
    ..We hypothesize that living in communities with more alcohol outlets is associated with increased sexual risk...
  52. pmc Physical activity and sedentary behavior among adolescents in rural South Africa: levels, patterns and correlates
    Lisa K Micklesfield
    MRC Wits Developmental Pathways for Health Research Unit, Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
    BMC Public Health 14:40. 2014
    ..This study examines physical activity and sedentary behavior patterns, and explores associations with individual, maternal, household, and community factors amongst rural South African adolescents...
  53. pmc Record-linkage comparison of verbal autopsy and routine civil registration death certification in rural north-east South Africa: 2006-09
    Jané Joubert
    Burden of Disease Research Unit, South African Medical Research Council, Parow Vallei, Western Cape, South Africa, School of Population Health, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, MRC Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit Agincourt, School of Public Health, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, Umeå Centre for Global Health Research, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umea University, Umea, Sweden, INDEPTH Network, Accra, Ghana, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne, Carlton, Vic, Australia and Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington, Seattle, USA Burden of Disease Research Unit, South African Medical Research Council, Parow Vallei, Western Cape, South Africa, School of Population Health, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, MRC Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit Agincourt, School of Public Health, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, Umeå Centre for Global Health Research, NY
    Int J Epidemiol 43:1945-58. 2014
    ..We linked mortality data from CR and the Agincourt Health and Socio-demographic Surveillance System (Agincourt HDSS) to examine the quality of rural CR data...
  54. pmc Predictors of health care use by adults 50 years and over in a rural South African setting
    Soter Ameh
    MRC Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit Agincourt, School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa Community Medicine Department, College of Medical Sciences, University of Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria
    Glob Health Action 7:24771. 2014
    ..However, little is known about predictors of health care use (HCU) for the prevention and control of chronic diseases among older adults...
  55. doi request reprint Sleep problems and mortality in rural South Africa: novel evidence from a low-resource setting
    Francesc Xavier Gómez-Olivé
    MRC Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit Agincourt, School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa INDEPTH Network, P O Box KD 213, Kanda, Accra, Ghana 1
    Sleep Med 15:56-63. 2014
    ..Our study aimed to fill this gap by examining the prospective association of sleep problems with mortality among older adults in rural South Africa, as well as potential sex differences in this association...
  56. pmc Household context and child mortality in rural South Africa: the effects of birth spacing, shared mortality, household composition and socio-economic status
    Brian Houle
    Institute of Behavioral Science IBS, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, USA, MRC Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit Agincourt, School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, Section of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK, Centre for Global Health Research, Umea University, Umea, Sweden, INDEPTH Network, Accra, Ghana, Department of African American Studies, University of Maryland College Park, College Park, MD, USA and Department of Sociology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 42:1444-54. 2013
    ..However, little is known about this influence in HIV-endemic areas. We describe the effects of household characteristics on children's risk of dying in rural South Africa...
  57. pmc Young children's probability of dying before and after their mother's death: a rural South African population-based surveillance study
    Samuel J Clark
    Department of Sociology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America
    PLoS Med 10:e1001409. 2013
    ..Therefore we investigated the relationship between young children's likelihood of dying and the timing of their mother's death and, in particular, the existence of a critical period of increased risk...
  58. pmc Strengthening standardised interpretation of verbal autopsy data: the new InterVA-4 tool
    Peter Byass
    Umeå Centre for Global Health Research, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umea University, Umea, Sweden
    Glob Health Action 5:1-8. 2012
    ..The World Health Organization (WHO) has led the development of the 2012 WHO VA instrument as a new standard, intended both as a research tool and for routine registration of deaths...
  59. pmc Using verbal autopsy to track epidemic dynamics: the case of HIV-related mortality in South Africa
    Peter Byass
    MRC Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit Agincourt, School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
    Popul Health Metr 9:46. 2011
    ..Here we retrospectively analyze HIV-related mortality in South Africa, using physician and modeled interpretation...
  60. pmc The prevalence of stunting, overweight and obesity, and metabolic disease risk in rural South African children
    Elizabeth W Kimani-Murage
    MRC Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit Agincourt, School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
    BMC Public Health 10:158. 2010
    ..This study aimed to investigate the prevalence and patterns of stunting and overweight/obesity, and hence risk for metabolic disease, in a group of children and adolescents in rural South Africa...
  61. pmc Involvement of stakeholders in determining health priorities of adolescents in rural South Africa
    Rhian Twine
    MRC Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit Agincourt, School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
    Glob Health Action 9:29162. 2016
    ....
  62. pmc Addressing research capacity for health equity and the social determinants of health in three African countries: the INTREC programme
    Karen Hofman
    MRC Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Unit, University of Witwatersrand, School of Public Health, Johannesburg, South Africa
    Glob Health Action 6:19668. 2013
    ....
  63. pmc Epidemiology of severe acute respiratory illness (SARI) among adults and children aged ≥5 years in a high HIV-prevalence setting, 2009-2012
    Cheryl Cohen
    Centre for Respiratory Diseases and Meningitis, National Institute for Communicable Diseases of the National Health Laboratory Service, Johannesburg, South Africa School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
    PLoS ONE 10:e0117716. 2015
    ..We aimed to describe SARI epidemiology amongst individuals aged ≥5 years in South Africa...
  64. pmc Qualitative study exploring healthy eating practices and physical activity among adolescent girls in rural South Africa
    Heather M Sedibe
    MRC Wits Developmental Pathways for Health Research Unit, Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Witwatersrand, 7 York Road, Parktown, Johannesburg, South Africa
    BMC Pediatr 14:211. 2014
    ..This paper explores perceptions, attitudes, barriers, and facilitators related to healthy eating and physical activity among adolescent girls in rural South Africa...
  65. doi request reprint Impact of rotavirus vaccine on childhood diarrheal hospitalization after introduction into the South African public immunization program
    Veerle M Y Msimang
    University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA MRC Diarrhoeal Pathogens Research Unit, University of Limpopo Medunsa Campus, Pretoria MRC Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit Agincourt, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa Umeå Centre for Global Health Research, Umea University, Umea, Sweden Indepth Network, Accra, Ghana and Department of Paediatrics, University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban, South Africa
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 32:1359-64. 2013
    ..We described the change in rotavirus-associated diarrheal hospitalizations among children <5 years at 3 sentinel sites from 2009 through 2011...
  66. pmc Childhood psychological problems in school settings in rural Southern Africa
    Melissa A Cortina
    Oxford University Department of Psychiatry, Warneford Hospital, Oxford, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 8:e65041. 2013
    ..This study, based in a rural, socio-economically disadvantaged area of South Africa, aimed to examine the prevalence of children's psychological problems as well as possible risk and protective factors...
  67. pmc Convergence in fertility of South Africans and Mozambicans in rural South Africa, 1993-2009
    Jill Williams
    Institute of Behavioral Science, Population Program, University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO 80309, USA
    Glob Health Action 6:19236. 2013
    ....
  68. ncbi request reprint Trends in mortality from pulmonary tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS co-infection in rural South Africa (Agincourt)
    Julien Zwang
    ISD IRD, Institut Biomedical des Cordeliers, Universite Paris 6, 15 rue de l Ecole de Medecine, 75270 Paris Cedex 06, France
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 101:893-8. 2007
    ..001). Combined PTB and HIV programme activities need to be reinforced to respond to the increase in PTB mortality, particularly in women...
  69. pmc Health, population and social transitions in rural South Africa
    Stephen M Tollman
    Scand J Public Health Suppl 69:4-7. 2007
  70. pmc Returning home to die: circular labour migration and mortality in South Africa
    Samuel J Clark
    Department of Sociology, University of Washington, USA
    Scand J Public Health Suppl 69:35-44. 2007
    ..To examine the hypothesis that circular labour migrants who become seriously ill while living away from home return to their rural homes to convalesce and possibly to die...
  71. pmc Fertility trends and net reproduction in Agincourt, rural South Africa, 1992-2004
    Michel L Garenne
    IRD and Institut Pasteur, Paris, France
    Scand J Public Health Suppl 69:68-76. 2007
    ..Trends are analysed in the context of widely available modern contraceptive methods and increasing HIV/AIDS...
  72. pmc Health and demographic surveillance sites contribute population-based data on maternal deaths in rural areas
    Renay Weiner
    S Afr Med J 97:944-5. 2007
  73. pmc Refining a probabilistic model for interpreting verbal autopsy data
    Peter Byass
    Umeå International School of Public Health, Umea University, Umea, Sweden
    Scand J Public Health 34:26-31. 2006
    ..To build on the previously reported development of a Bayesian probabilistic model for interpreting verbal autopsy (VA) data, attempting to improve the model's performance in determining cause of death and to reassess it...
  74. pmc Setting international standards for verbal autopsy
    Frank Baiden
    Bull World Health Organ 85:570-1. 2007