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Determinants of excellent/good self-rated health among HIV positive individuals in South Africa: evidence from a 2012 nationally representative household survey

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dc.date.accessioned 2018-02-01 en
dc.date.accessioned 2018-03-07T16:23:12Z
dc.date.available 2018-03-07T16:23:12Z
dc.date.issued 2018-02-01 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/11682
dc.description.abstract In South Africa, HIV is increasingly becoming a chronic disease as a result of advances in HIV treatment and prevention in the last three decades. This has changed the perception from a life threatening to a potentially manageable disease. However, little is known about self-perceived health status of HIV-infected individuals. Self-rated health (SRH) has been shown to be a sensitive indicator of health-related changes directly linked to HIV, but can also be influenced by differences in social and material conditions. The aim of this paper was to identify determinants of excellent/good SRH among HIV-infected individuals using socio-demographic, life style and health related data. The study used data from the nationally representative 2012 South African population-based household survey on HIV prevalence, incidence and behaviour conducted using multi-stage stratified cluster sampling design. Bivariate and multivariate logistic regression models were used to identify determinants of SRH among HIV-infected individuals. Out of a total of 2632 HIV positive participants 74.1% (95% CI: 68.4-74.2) reported excellent/good SRH. The conclusion is to have positive health effects and improve the perceived health status for PLWH social interventions should seek to enhance to support for the elderly HIV-positive individuals, and address the challenge of socioeconomic inequalities and underlying comorbid conditions resulting in hospitalization. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject HIV/AIDS en
dc.subject HEALTH en
dc.title Determinants of excellent/good self-rated health among HIV positive individuals in South Africa: evidence from a 2012 nationally representative household survey en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 18 en
dc.BudgetYear 2017/18 en
dc.ResearchGroup HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB en
dc.ResearchGroup Research Methodology and Data Center en
dc.SourceTitle BMC Public Health en
dc.ArchiveNumber 10186 en
dc.PageNumber Online en
dc.outputnumber 9138 en
dc.bibliographictitle Mabaso, M.L.H., Zungu, N.P., Rehle, T., Moyo, S., Jooste, S. & Zuma, K. (2018) Determinants of excellent/good self-rated health among HIV positive individuals in South Africa: evidence from a 2012 nationally representative household survey. <i>BMC Public Health</i>. 18:Online. en
dc.publicationyear 2018 en
dc.contributor.author1 Mabaso, M.L.H. en
dc.contributor.author2 Zungu, N.P. en
dc.contributor.author3 Rehle, T. en
dc.contributor.author4 Moyo, S. en
dc.contributor.author5 Jooste, S. en
dc.contributor.author6 Zuma, K. en


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