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An investigation of factors associated with the health and well-being of HIV-infected or HIV-affected older people in rural South Africa

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An investigation of factors associated with the health and well-being of HIV-infected or HIV-affected older people in rural South Africa
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BMC Public Health, April 2012
DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-12-259
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Makandwe Nyirenda, Somnath Chatterji, Jane Falkingham, Portia Mutevedzi, Victoria Hosegood, Maria Evandrou, Paul Kowal, Marie-Louise Newell

Abstract

Despite the severe impact of HIV in sub-Saharan Africa, the health of older people aged 50+ is often overlooked owing to the dearth of data on the direct and indirect effects of HIV on older people's health status and well-being. The aim of this study was to examine correlates of health and well-being of HIV-infected older people relative to HIV-affected people in rural South Africa, defined as participants with an HIV-infected or death of an adult child due to HIV-related cause.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 4 3%
United Kingdom 2 2%
Nigeria 1 <1%
South Africa 1 <1%
Unknown 110 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 20 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 20 17%
Researcher 18 15%
Student > Bachelor 13 11%
Student > Postgraduate 9 8%
Other 26 22%
Unknown 12 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 36 31%
Medicine and Dentistry 30 25%
Nursing and Health Professions 10 8%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 6 5%
Business, Management and Accounting 3 3%
Other 15 13%
Unknown 18 15%

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#10,994,974
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