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Multilevel Measures of Education and Pathways to Incident Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 in Adolescent Girls and Young Women in South Africa.

J Adolesc Health 2019 Dec 11;65(6):723-729. Epub 2019 Sep 11.

Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina; MRC/Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit (Agincourt), School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa; Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jadohealth.2019.06.008DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6874764PMC
December 2019

Methods and reporting of kidney function: a systematic review of studies from sub-Saharan Africa.

Clin Kidney J 2019 Dec 19;12(6):778-787. Epub 2019 Aug 19.

Department of Internal Medicine, School of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ckj/sfz089DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6885675PMC
December 2019

Cognitive function and cardiometabolic disease risk factors in rural South Africa: baseline evidence from the HAALSI study.

BMC Public Health 2019 Nov 27;19(1):1579. Epub 2019 Nov 27.

MRC/Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit (Agincourt), School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, 2193, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12889-019-7938-zDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6882146PMC
November 2019

Chronic multimorbidity among older adults in rural South Africa.

BMJ Glob Health 2019 5;4(4):e001386. Epub 2019 Aug 5.

Department of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, California, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjgh-2018-001386DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6688670PMC
August 2019

Rethinking collaboration: developing a learning platform to address under-five mortality in Mpumalanga province, South Africa.

Health Policy Plan 2019 Jul;34(6):418-429

MRC/Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit (Agincourt), School of Public Health, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/heapol/czz047DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6736195PMC
July 2019

Pensions and Low Sodium Salt: A Qualitative Evaluation of a New Strategy for Managing Hypertension in Rural South Africa.

Curr Aging Sci 2018 ;11(2):140-146

MRC/Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit (Agincourt), School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2174/1874609811666180718114250DOI Listing
June 2019

Policy Shift: South Africa's Old Age Pensions' Influence on Perceived Quality of Life.

J Aging Soc Policy 2019 Mar-Apr;31(2):138-154. Epub 2018 Nov 24.

c MRC/Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit (Agincourt), School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences , University of the Witwatersrand , Johannesburg , South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08959420.2018.1542243DOI Listing
June 2019

Sociodemographic, socioeconomic, clinical and behavioural predictors of body mass index vary by sex in rural South African adults-findings from the AWI-Gen study.

Glob Health Action 2018 ;11(sup2):1549436

a MRC/Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit, School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences , University of the Witwatersrand , Johannesburg , South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/16549716.2018.1549436DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6282437PMC
June 2019

Depressive Symptoms and Their Relation to Age and Chronic Diseases Among Middle-Aged and Older Adults in Rural South Africa.

J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 2019 05;74(6):957-963

MRC/Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit (Agincourt), School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/gerona/gly145DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6521913PMC
May 2019

Relationship between children's cognitions and later educational progress in rural South Africa: a longitudinal study.

J Epidemiol Community Health 2019 May 6;73(5):422-426. Epub 2019 Mar 6.

Department of Psychiatry, Oxford University, Oxford, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/jech-2018-211361DOI Listing
May 2019

Education modifies the relationship between height and cognitive function in a cross-sectional population-based study of older adults in Rural South Africa.

Eur J Epidemiol 2019 Feb 10;34(2):131-139. Epub 2018 Oct 10.

Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, Cambridge, MA, USA.

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http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s10654-018-0453-1
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10654-018-0453-1DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6370512PMC
February 2019

Enhancing the value of mortality data for health systems: adding Circumstances Of Mortality CATegories (COMCATs) to deaths investigated by verbal autopsy.

Glob Health Action 2019 ;12(1):1680068

Aberdeen Centre for Health Data Science (ACHDS), Institute of Applied Health Sciences, School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition, University of Aberdeen , Aberdeen , Scotland, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/16549716.2019.1680068DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6818104PMC
January 2019

Body composition and physical activity as mediators in the relationship between socioeconomic status and blood pressure in young South African women: a structural equation model analysis.

BMJ Open 2018 12 19;8(12):e023404. Epub 2018 Dec 19.

MRC/Wits Developmental Pathways for Health Research Unit, Department of Paediatrics, School of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2018-023404DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6303607PMC
December 2018

Sexual behavior and HIV risk across the life course in rural South Africa: trends and comparisons.

AIDS Care 2018 11 27;30(11):1435-1443. Epub 2018 Apr 27.

b MRC/Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit (Agincourt), School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences , University of the Witwatersrand , Johannesburg , South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09540121.2018.1468008DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6150786PMC
November 2018

Village community mobilization is associated with reduced HIV incidence in young South African women participating in the HPTN 068 study cohort.

J Int AIDS Soc 2018 10;21 Suppl 7:e25182

MRC/Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit (Agincourt), School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jia2.25182DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6192897PMC
October 2018

Cross-sectional relationship between haemoglobin concentration and measures of physical and cognitive function in an older rural South African population.

J Epidemiol Community Health 2018 09 21;72(9):796-802. Epub 2018 Apr 21.

Medical Research Council/Wits University Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit, Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/jech-2018-210449DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6109255PMC
September 2018

Executive function associated with sexual risk in young South African women: Findings from the HPTN 068 cohort.

PLoS One 2018 2;13(4):e0195217. Epub 2018 Apr 2.

MRC/Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit (Agincourt), School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5880379PMC
July 2018

Universal health coverage and intersectoral action for health: key messages from Disease Control Priorities, 3rd edition.

Lancet 2018 03 25;391(10125):1108-1120. Epub 2017 Nov 25.

China National Health Development Research Center, Beijing, China.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(17)32906-9DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5996988PMC
March 2018

Rural-urban variations in age at menarche, adult height, leg-length and abdominal adiposity in black South African women in transitioning South Africa.

Ann Hum Biol 2018 Mar 20;45(2):123-132. Epub 2018 Mar 20.

a MRC/WITS Developmental Pathways for Health Research Unit, Department of Paediatrics , School of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Witwatersrand , Johannesburg , South Africa.

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https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/03014460.2018.1
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03014460.2018.1442497DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5964443PMC
March 2018

Evidence for sample selection effect and Hawthorne effect in behavioural HIV prevention trial among young women in a rural South African community.

BMJ Open 2018 01 10;8(1):e019167. Epub 2018 Jan 10.

MRC/Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit (Agincourt), Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2017-019167DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5781067PMC
January 2018

Examining the relationships between body image, eating attitudes, BMI, and physical activity in rural and urban South African young adult females using structural equation modeling.

PLoS One 2017 16;12(11):e0187508. Epub 2017 Nov 16.

MRC/WITS Developmental Pathways for Health Research Unit, Department of Paediatrics, School of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0187508PLOS
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5690598PMC
December 2017

Prevalence and correlates of frailty in an older rural African population: findings from the HAALSI cohort study.

BMC Geriatr 2017 12 28;17(1):293. Epub 2017 Dec 28.

Medical Research Council/Wits University Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit, School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12877-017-0694-yDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5745732PMC
December 2017

Disparities in Management of Cardiovascular Disease in Rural South Africa: Data From the HAALSI Study (Health and Aging in Africa: Longitudinal Studies of International Network for the Demographic Evaluation of Populations and Their Health Communities).

Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 2017 Nov;10(11)

From the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA (T.V.J., S.R., T.A.G.); Center for Health Decision Science (T.V.J., S.A.-G., T.A.G.), Department of Global Health and Population (J.S.), and Center for Population and Development Studies (F.X.G.-O.), Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA; Department of Chemical Pathology, National Health Laboratory Service and Faculty of Health Sciences (N.J.C.) and Medical Research Council/University of the Witwatersrand Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit, School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences (A.W., F.X.G.-O., S.T.), University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa; International Network for the Demographic Evaluation of Populations and Their Health Network, Accra, Ghana (F.X.G.-O.).

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/CIRCOUTCOMES.117.004094DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5777525PMC
November 2017

Childhood deprivation and later-life cognitive function in a population-based study of older rural South Africans.

Soc Sci Med 2017 10 14;190:20-28. Epub 2017 Aug 14.

Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies, Cambridge, MA, USA; MRC-Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit (Agincourt), School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2017.08.009DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5915343PMC
October 2017

Understanding the Relationship between Socio-Economic Status, Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour, and Adiposity in Young Adult South African Women Using Structural Equation Modelling.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2017 10 23;14(10). Epub 2017 Oct 23.

MRC/Wits Developmental Pathways for Health Research Unit, Department of Paediatrics, School of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg 2193, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph14101271DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5664772PMC
October 2017

Bringing all together for research capacity building in LMICs - Authors' reply.

Lancet Glob Health 2017 09;5(9):e870

USAID/Predict Program, Freetown, Sierra Leone; MRC/Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit, School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa; Centre for Global Health, King's College London, London WC2R 2LS, UK. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2214-109X(17)30303-0DOI Listing
September 2017

Socioeconomic differences in mortality in the antiretroviral therapy era in Agincourt, rural South Africa, 2001-13: a population surveillance analysis.

Lancet Glob Health 2017 09;5(9):e924-e935

MRC/Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit (Agincourt), School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa; CU Population Center, Institute of Behavioral Science, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, USA; INDEPTH Network, Accra, Ghana; Department of Sociology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2214-109X(17)30297-8DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5559644PMC
September 2017

Introducing visual participatory methods to develop local knowledge on HIV in rural South Africa.

BMJ Glob Health 2017 28;2(3):e000231. Epub 2017 Sep 28.

Centre for Global Development and Institute of Applied Health Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjgh-2016-000231DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5640027PMC
September 2017

Effectiveness of an Integrated Approach to HIV and Hypertension Care in Rural South Africa: Controlled Interrupted Time-Series Analysis.

J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 2017 08;75(4):472-479

*Medical Research Council/Wits University Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit (Agincourt), School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa; †Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, College of Medical Sciences, University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria; ‡Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa; §Julius Global Health, Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, the Netherlands; ‖The International Network for the Demographic Evaluation of Populations and Their Health in Developing Countries (INDEPTH), Accra, Ghana; and ¶Epidemiology and Global Health, Umeå Centre for Global Health Research,Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/QAI.0000000000001437DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5483981PMC
August 2017

The ART Advantage: Health Care Utilization for Diabetes and Hypertension in Rural South Africa.

J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 2017 08;75(5):561-567

*Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA;†Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA;‡Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA;§Medical Research Council/Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit, School of Public Health, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa;‖Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI), KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa;¶Research Department of Infection and Population Health, University College London, London, United Kingdom;#INDEPTH Network, Accra, Ghana;**Institute of Public Health, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany;††Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; and‡‡Center for Health Decision Science, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/QAI.0000000000001445DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5516957PMC
August 2017

Body Image Satisfaction, Eating Attitudes and Perceptions of Female Body Silhouettes in Rural South African Adolescents.

PLoS One 2016 12;11(5):e0154784. Epub 2016 May 12.

MRC/Wits Developmental Pathways for Health Research Unit,Department of Paediatrics,/Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa.

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http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0154784PLOS
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4865095PMC
July 2017

Hypertension management in a population of older adults in rural South Africa.

J Hypertens 2017 06;35(6):1283-1289

aDepartment of Cardiovascular Medicine, Brigham and Women's HospitalbCenter for Health Decision Science, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, BostoncHarvard Center for Population and Development Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USAdMedical Research Council/Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit, Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South AfricaeINDEPTH Network, Accra, GhanafAfrica Wits-INDEPTH Genomic Studies of Cardiovascular Disease, University of the Witwatersrand; Division of Epidemiology and Global Health, Department of Public Health and Clinical MedicinegUmea Centre for Global Health Research, Umea University, Umea, SwedenhSchool of Public Health, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South AfricaiDepartment of Global Health and Population, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USAjAfrica Health Research Institute (AHRI), Mtubatuba, South AfricakInstitute of Public Health, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/HJH.0000000000001312DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5505070PMC
June 2017

Research capacity building-obligations for global health partners.

Lancet Glob Health 2017 06;5(6):e567-e568

MRC/Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit (Agincourt), School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa; Centre for Global Health, King's College London, London, UK. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2214-109X(17)30180-8DOI Listing
June 2017

Progression of the epidemiological transition in a rural South African setting: findings from population surveillance in Agincourt, 1993-2013.

BMC Public Health 2017 05 10;17(1):424. Epub 2017 May 10.

MRC/Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit (Agincourt), School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12889-017-4312-xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5424387PMC
May 2017

Quality of integrated chronic disease care in rural South Africa: user and provider perspectives.

Health Policy Plan 2017 03;32(2):257-266

Medical Research Council/Wits University Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit (Agincourt), School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/heapol/czw118DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5400067PMC
March 2017

Cardiometabolic risk in a population of older adults with multiple co-morbidities in rural south africa: the HAALSI (Health and Aging in Africa: longitudinal studies of INDEPTH communities) study.

BMC Public Health 2017 02 17;17(1):206. Epub 2017 Feb 17.

Medical Research Council/Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit, School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, 27 St. Andrew's Road, Johannesburg, Parktown, 2193, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12889-017-4117-yDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5314614PMC
February 2017

Sexual Behaviors and HIV Status: A Population-Based Study Among Older Adults in Rural South Africa.

J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 2017 Jan;74(1):e9-e17

*Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health-Bloomington, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN;†Center for Population and Development Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA;‡MRC/Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit (Agincourt), School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa;§INDEPTH Network, Accra, Ghana;‖School of Demography, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia;¶Department of Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom;#Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University, Boston, MA;**Division of Epidemiology and Global Health, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umeå Centre for Global Health Research, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden;Departments of ††Epidemiology;‡‡Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University, Boston, MA;§§Africa Health Research Institute, Somkhele, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa; and‖‖Institute of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/QAI.0000000000001173DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5147032PMC
January 2017

Evaluation of the Tsima community mobilization intervention to improve engagement in HIV testing and care in South Africa: study protocol for a cluster randomized trial.

Implement Sci 2017 Jan 17;12(1). Epub 2017 Jan 17.

MRC/Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit (Agincourt), Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of the Witwatersrand, 27 St Andrews Road, Parktown 2193, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13012-016-0541-0DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5240325PMC
January 2017

The effect of a conditional cash transfer on HIV incidence in young women in rural South Africa (HPTN 068): a phase 3, randomised controlled trial.

Lancet Glob Health 2016 12 1;4(12):e978-e988. Epub 2016 Nov 1.

Medical Research Council/Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit, School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa; Umeå Centre for Global Health Research, Umeå, Sweden; INDEPTH Network, Accra, Ghana.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2214-109X(16)30253-4DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5626439PMC
December 2016

Effects of recall time on cause-of-death findings using verbal autopsy: empirical evidence from rural South Africa.

Emerg Themes Epidemiol 2016 18;13:10. Epub 2016 Oct 18.

WHO Collaborating Centre for Verbal Autopsy, Umeå Centre for Global Health Research, Epidemiology and Global Health, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden ; Medical Research Council/Wits University Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit (Agincourt), School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12982-016-0051-1DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5069872PMC
October 2016

Completeness of birth and death registration in a rural area of South Africa: the Agincourt health and demographic surveillance, 1992-2014.

Glob Health Action 2016;9:32795. Epub 2016 Oct 24.

MRC/Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit, School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5081031PMC
http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/gha.v9.32795DOI Listing
October 2016

Improving completeness of birth and death registration in rural Africa.

Lancet Glob Health 2016 09;4(9):e604-5

MRC/Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit, School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa; INDEPTH Network, Accra, Ghana; Umeå Centre for Global Health Research, Division of Epidemiology and Global Health, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2214-109X(16)30146-2DOI Listing
September 2016

Commentary: The value of life course epidemiology in low- and middle-income countries: an ageing perspective.

Int J Epidemiol 2016 08;45(4):997-999

MRC/Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit, School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ije/dyw109DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5841777PMC
August 2016

Community perspectives on HIV, violence and health surveillance in rural South Africa: a participatory pilot study.

J Glob Health 2016 Jun;6(1):010406

Institute of Applied Health Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK; Umeå Centre for Global Health Research, Division of Epidemiology and Global Health, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden; MRC/Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit (Agincourt), School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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June 2016

Health care utilization and outpatient, out-of-pocket costs for active convulsive epilepsy in rural northeastern South Africa: a cross-sectional Survey.

BMC Health Serv Res 2016 06 28;16:208. Epub 2016 Jun 28.

MRC/Wits Rural Public Health & Health Transitions Research Unit (Agincourt), School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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June 2016

Assessing Changes in Household Socioeconomic Status in Rural South Africa, 2001-2013: A Distributional Analysis Using Household Asset Indicators.

Soc Indic Res 2017;133(3):1047-1073. Epub 2016 Jun 28.

MRC/Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit (Agincourt), School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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June 2016

Relationship between Receipt of a Social Protection Grant for a Child and Second Pregnancy Rates among South African Women: A Cohort Study.

PLoS One 2015 23;10(9):e0137352. Epub 2015 Sep 23.

MRC/Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit (Agincourt), School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa; Umeå Centre for Global Health Research, Division of Epidemiology and Global Health, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden; INDEPTH Network, Accra, Ghana.

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May 2016

Incidence, Remission and Mortality of Convulsive Epilepsy in Rural Northeast South Africa.

PLoS One 2015 8;10(6):e0129097. Epub 2015 Jun 8.

Studies of Epidemiology of Epilepsy in Demographic Surveillance Systems (SEEDS)-INDEPTH Network, Accra, Ghana; MRC/Wits Rural Public Health & Health Transitions Research Unit (Agincourt), School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa; KEMRI/Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Centre for Geographic Medicine Research-Coast, Kilifi, Kenya; Neurosciences Unit, UCL Institute of Child Health, London, United Kingdom; Clinical Research Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom; Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4459982PMC
March 2016

Social patterns and differentials in the fertility transition in the context of HIV/AIDS: evidence from population surveillance, rural South Africa, 1993 - 2013.

Popul Health Metr 2016 25;14:10. Epub 2016 Mar 25.

Institute of Behavioral Science, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO USA ; MRC/Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit (Agincourt), School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa ; Department of Sociology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA USA ; School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa ; INDEPTH Network, Accra, Ghana.

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March 2016

Burden of stroke attributable to selected lifestyle risk factors in rural South Africa.

BMC Public Health 2016 Feb 12;16:143. Epub 2016 Feb 12.

MRC/Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit (Agincourt), School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Education Campus, St Andrews Road, Parktown, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4751665PMC
February 2016

Youth migration, livelihood prospects and demographic dividend: A comparison of the Census 2011 and Agincourt Health and Demographic Surveillance System in the rural northeast of South Africa.

Etude Popul Afr 2016;30(2 Suppl):2629-2639

Medical Research Council/Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit (Agincourt), School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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January 2016

A Successful Failure: Missing the MDG4 Target for Under-Five Mortality in South Africa.

PLoS Med 2015 Dec 22;12(12):e1001926. Epub 2015 Dec 22.

MRC-Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit (Agincourt), School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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December 2015

Who Benefits--Or Does not--From South Africa's Old Age Pension? Evidence from Characteristics of Rural Pensioners and Non-Pensioners.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2015 Dec 25;13(1):85. Epub 2015 Dec 25.

MRC/Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit, School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg 2193, South Africa.

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December 2015

Let's Talk about Sex, Maybe: Interviewers, Respondents, and Sexual Behavior Reporting in Rural South Africa.

Field methods 2016 13;28(2):112-132. Epub 2015 Aug 13.

MRC/Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit, School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa; Centre for Global Health Research, Umea University, Sweden; INDEPTH Network, Accra, Ghana.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5300069PMC
August 2015

Obituary. Harry Stein, 1925-2014.

S Afr Med J 2015 Jul;105(7):524

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July 2015

Relationship between school dropout and teen pregnancy among rural South African young women.

Int J Epidemiol 2015 Jun 24;44(3):928-36. Epub 2015 Feb 24.

MRC/Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit (Agincourt), School of Public Health, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, Centre for Global Health Research, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden and INDEPTH Network, Accra, Ghana.

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June 2015

Comparing verbal autopsy cause of death findings as determined by physician coding and probabilistic modelling: a public health analysis of 54 000 deaths in Africa and Asia.

J Glob Health 2015 Jun;5(1):010402

WHO Collaborating Centre for Verbal Autopsy, Umeå Centre for Global Health Research, Umeå University, Sweden ; Medical Research Council/Wits University Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit (Agincourt), School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa ; INDEPTH Network, Accra, Ghana.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4337147PMC
June 2015

Relationship between community-level alcohol outlet accessibility and individual-level herpes simplex virus type 2 infection among young women in South Africa.

Sex Transm Dis 2015 May;42(5):259-65

From the *Center for Population and Development Studies, Harvard School of Public Health, Cambridge, MA; †Department of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health, and ‡Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC; §MRC/Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit (Agincourt), School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa; ¶Center for AIDS Prevention Studies, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA; ∥Department of Health Policy and Management, Gillings School of Global Public Health, **Department of Geography, and ††Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC; ‡‡INDEPTH Network, Accra, Ghana; §§Department of Biostatistics, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; ¶¶Laboratory of Immunoregulation, NIAID, NIH, Baltimore, MD; ∥∥Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore MD; and ***Centre for Global Health Research, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden.

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May 2015

Nutrient patterns and their association with socio-demographic, lifestyle factors and obesity risk in rural South African adolescents.

Nutrients 2015 May 12;7(5):3464-82. Epub 2015 May 12.

MRC/Wits Developmental Pathways for Health Research Unit, Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg 2193 South Africa.

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May 2015

Clinics and churches: lifeworlds and health-seeking practices of older women with noncommunicable disease in rural South Africa.

BMC Int Health Hum Rights 2015 May 28;15:12. Epub 2015 May 28.

MRC/Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4445983PMC
May 2015

Disease burden of stroke in rural South Africa: an estimate of incidence, mortality and disability adjusted life years.

BMC Neurol 2015 Apr 12;15:54. Epub 2015 Apr 12.

MRC/Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit (Agincourt), School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Education Campus, St Andrews Road, Parktown, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4396076PMC
April 2015

Cardiometabolic disease risk and HIV status in rural South Africa: establishing a baseline.

BMC Public Health 2015 Feb 12;15:135. Epub 2015 Feb 12.

MRC/Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit, School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4335669PMC
February 2015

Changing use of traditional healthcare amongst those dying of HIV related disease and TB in rural South Africa from 2003 - 2011: a retrospective cohort study.

BMC Complement Altern Med 2014 Dec 17;14:504. Epub 2014 Dec 17.

Medical Research Council/Wits University Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit (Agincourt), School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4325963PMC
December 2014

The dynamics of household dissolution and change in socio-economic position: A survival model in a rural South Africa.

Dev South Afr 2014 Nov;31(6):775-795

Senior Researcher, MRC/Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit (Agincourt), School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand , Johannesburg , South Africa ; Centre for Global Health Research, Epidemiology and Global Health, Umeå University , Umeå , Sweden ; INDEPTH Network , Accra , Ghana.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4373160PMC
November 2014

Ubiquitous burden: the contribution of migration to AIDS and Tuberculosis mortality in rural South Africa.

Etude Popul Afr 2014 May;28(1):691-701

MRC/Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit (Agincourt), School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa ; Centre for Global Health Research, Umeå University, Sweden ; INDEPTH Network, Accra, Ghana.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4285358PMC
May 2014