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  1. A Cross-Cultural Exploration: Body Image in Older Black and White Women in the Workplace

    A Cross-Cultural Exploration: Body Image in Older Black and White Women in the Workplace

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This study investigated body image attitudes in a non-clinical sample of black and white older professional women in the workplace in South Africa. Participants were 125 professional women (white woman n=76 and black women n = 49). They completed the...
  2. Postmenopausal symptoms in a group of rural Xhosa women

    Postmenopausal symptoms in a group of rural Xhosa women

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Family Practice
    Background: To describe the incidence and understanding of early postmenopausal symptoms in rural Xhosa women.
  3. Tuck-shop purchasing practices of Grade 4 learners in Pietermaritzburg and childhood overweight and obesity

    Tuck-shop purchasing practices of Grade 4 learners in Pietermaritzburg and childhood overweight and obesity

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition
    Objectives: To determine the anthropometric characteristics of Grade 4 learners in relation to their tuck-shop purchasing practices.
  4. A cross-sectional survey on the lifestyle and health-seeking behaviour of Basotho patients with diabetes

    A cross-sectional survey on the lifestyle and health-seeking behaviour of Basotho patients with diabetes

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Family Practice
    Objectives: The objectives of the study were to determine the level of practice of a healthy lifestyle, to assess the health education provided to patients with diabetes and to determine the prevalence of obesity among Basotho patients with diabetes.
  5. Sex differences in correlates of obesity indices and blood pressure among Malay adults in Selangor, Malaysia

    Sex differences in correlates of obesity indices and blood pressure among Malay adults in Selangor, Malaysia

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Family Practice
    Background: Obesity is a risk factor for many chronic diseases and related morbidity and mortality. It is imperative to identify the best index of obesity which has the strongest relationship to blood pressure in various populations. The main aim of...
  6. Lung function decline is accelerated in South Africans with cystic fibrosis

    Lung function decline is accelerated in South Africans with cystic fibrosis

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Family Practice
    Background: Poor nutritional status has been shown to be associated with a significant decline in lung function in patients with cystic fibrosis. There are few data published on the lung function decline and the effects of nutritional status in cystic...
  7. Determinants of obesity in an urban township of South Africa

    Determinants of obesity in an urban township of South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition
    Objective: To estimate the prevalence of overweight and obesity, and identify factors associated with Body Mass Index (BMI) and waist circumference (WC) among adults residing in an urban township in South Africa.
  8. 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,...
  9. An investigation into utilising gestational body mass index as a screening tool for adverse birth outcomes and maternal morbidities in a group of pregnant women in Khayelitsha

    An investigation into utilising gestational body mass index as a screening tool for adverse birth outcomes and maternal morbidities in a group of pregnant women in Khayelitsha

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition
    Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the ability of the gestational body mass index (BMI) method to screen for adverse birth outcomes and maternal morbidities.
  10. 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...