Analysing the socioeconomic determinants of hypertension in South Africa: A structural equation modelling approach

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Ehrlich, Rodney en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Cois, Annibale en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2015-02-03T18:33:25Z
dc.date.available 2015-02-03T18:33:25Z
dc.date.issued 2012 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Cois, A. 2012. Analysing the socioeconomic determinants of hypertension in South Africa: A structural equation modelling approach. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/12350
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract Epidemiological research has long since observed that the prevalence of hypertension varies across populations' socioeconomic strata. Higher socioeconomic status (SES) has been consistently associated with lower levels of blood pressure in most studies from Europe and North America, while research in low- and middle-income countries at an earlier stage of the epidemiological transition revealed mixed patterns. The causal mechanisms underlying these varying relationships are largely unknown. Only in recent years the pathways through which SES impacts the cardiovascular system have been explored in large-scale studies, with results suggesting that body mass index, heart rate, and to a lesser extent physical exercise, alcohol use and smoking, may play a role in mediating these associations. However, these results refer to high-income countries, while similar research in low- and middle-income countries, and sub-Saharan Africa in particular, is lacking. In 2008, the National Income Dynamics Study (NIDS) collected a broad range of information on a representative sample of the population of South Africa, a medium-income country undergoing rapid epidemiological transition. Among other topics, information was gathered on blood pressure, biologic and behavioural risk factors, education, income and other indicators of socioeconomic position. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Public Health en_ZA
dc.title Analysing the socioeconomic determinants of hypertension in South Africa: A structural equation modelling approach en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Health Sciences en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Public Health and Family Medicine en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname MPH en_ZA
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