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  1. Tobacco Use Trends among Adolescents and Adults in South Africa

    Tobacco Use Trends among Adolescents and Adults in South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    The purpose of this review is to synthesize the national prevalence data from eight surveys on tobacco use in South Africa over the past 13 years. Results from the national studies indicate that tobacco use among adults is on the...
  2. Problem Alcohol Use and Associated Factors in a Sample of University Students in South Africa

    Problem Alcohol Use and Associated Factors in a Sample of University Students in South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of alcohol use and associated factors in a sample of university students in South Africa. Undergraduate students were recruited conveniently from public campus venues. The sample included 722 university students...
  3. Predictors of sexual-risk behaviour and HIV-preventive practices among university students in Ethiopia

    Predictors of sexual-risk behaviour and HIV-preventive practices among university students in Ethiopia

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    A cross-sectional study design was used to assess sexual-risk behaviour and HIV-preventive practices among students at Hawassa University, Ethiopia, in 2009. Among 1 220 students eligible for the study, approximately 29% reported experience of sex (36.3% of the males and...
  4. Eating disorders are real treatable medical illnesses

    Eating disorders are real treatable medical illnesses

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Family Practice
    Eating disorders frequently appear during the teen years or in young adulthood. Common eating disorders include nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge-eating disorder. Eating disorders affect both men and women.
  5. Tuberculosis: a disease that is alive and kicking

    Tuberculosis: a disease that is alive and kicking

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern African Journal of Epidemiology and Infection
    Tuberculosis is the leading cause of death from a single infectious disease, accounting for over a quarter of avoidable deaths in adults. The great majority of cases, and more than 95% of deaths, occur in the developing world.
  6. Condom brands, perceptions of condom efficacy and HIV prevention among university students in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

    Condom brands, perceptions of condom efficacy and HIV prevention among university students in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    University students form an important constituency in interventions against HIV and AIDS. The majority of university students are between ages 18 and 30 years, which, according to recent surveys, is the age category at the highest risk of HIV infection...
  7. The profile of disability grant applicants in Bishop Lavis, Cape Town

    The profile of disability grant applicants in Bishop Lavis, Cape Town

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Family Practice
    Background: Disability grants in South Africa increased from 600 000 in 2000 to almost 1.3 million in 2004. This rise can be attributed to the HIV/AIDS epidemic, South Africa's high rate of unemployment and possibly an increased awareness of constitutional...
  8. Sports injuries in adults: overview of clinical examination and management

    Sports injuries in adults: overview of clinical examination and management

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Family Practice
    A wide variety of anatomical structures can be involved in a sports injury. To return to play as soon as possible is of utmost importance to an athlete, and in order to achieve this, a correct, all-inclusive diagnosis, a well-focused...
  9. Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in adults: a guide for the general practitioner

    Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in adults: a guide for the general practitioner

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Family Practice
    Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has an estimated prevalence of 3.5% in adults. Knowledge regarding the diagnosis and treatment of this condition remains limited amongst general practitioners. The clinical presentation is highly variable, and the manifestations of the characteristic symptoms of...
  10. Are you your father's child? Social identity influences of father absence in a South African setting

    Are you your father's child? Social identity influences of father absence in a South African setting

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This study explored social identity influences of father absence on black South African young adults, including use of paternal surname. Informants were six young women and men between 21 and 35 years of age from a historically disadvantaged South African...