Articles by Author: Dt Goon

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  1. Overweight, obesity and underweight in rural black South African children

    Overweight, obesity and underweight in rural black South African children

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition
    Background: The objective was to estimate the prevalence of overweight, obesity and underweight conditions among rural black children in South Africa. A cross-sectional study was undertaken. The setting was Mankweng and Toronto, both rural settlements in Capricorn district, Limpopo province,...
  2. Overweight, obesity and underweight in nurses in Vhembe and Capricorn districts, Limpopo

    Overweight, obesity and underweight in nurses in Vhembe and Capricorn districts, Limpopo

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition
    Background: In South Africa, anecdotal evidence concerning the prevalence of overweight and obesity in nurses is alarming, but no scientific studies have confirmed this notion. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of underweight, overweight and obesity in black nurses...
  3. Pattern and correlates of obesity among public service workers in Ondo State, Nigeria: a cross-sectional study

    Pattern and correlates of obesity among public service workers in Ondo State, Nigeria: a cross-sectional study

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Family Practice
    Background: Obesity is the third leading cause of mortality and has become a global epidemic. There is a continuous increase in its prevalence both in the developed and in developing countries. Obesity is closely associated with chronic health conditions, thus...
  4. Prevalence and factors associated with tobacco use among adults attending selected healthcare facilities in Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality, South Africa

    Prevalence and factors associated with tobacco use among adults attending selected healthcare facilities in Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality, South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Family Practice
    Aim: Tobacco use increases the risk of cardiovascular disease, premature death and certain cancers. This study investigated the prevalence and determinants of tobacco use among adults in Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality (BCMM), South Africa.
  5. Hepatitis C virus seroprevalence among haemodialysis patients, sickle cell patients and blood donors at a tertiary hospital in Yaounde, Cameroon

    Hepatitis C virus seroprevalence among haemodialysis patients, sickle cell patients and blood donors at a tertiary hospital in Yaounde, Cameroon

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Infectious Diseases
    Background: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a serious health care problem in haemodialysis patients, sickle cell patients and blood donation in Africa. However, there is a paucity of information about this in Cameroon. This study presents the prevalence of...