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South Africa National HIV Prevalence, Incidence, Behavior and Communication Survey 2008-2009

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General Info
Original or alternative title 
SABSSM 2008
Geography 
Coverage type 
Country
Time period covered 
05/2008 - 03/2009
Data type
Survey:
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative
Summary 

The 2008 South Africa National HIV Prevalence, Incidence, Behavior and Communication Survey is the third in a series of national population-based surveys conducted for surveillance of the HIV epidemic in South Africa. The previous two surveys were conducted in 2002 and 2005. It was designed to investigate the overall HIV prevalence and incidence as well as HIV-related behaviour and health. It enables the measurement of trends and changes in the epidemic over time, and presentation of essential data for national indicator reporting. A total of 23,369 individuals were sampled for the 2008 survey.

Keywords 
Absenteeism, Adolescents, Age at first sex, Alcohol use, Alcohol use disorders, Amphetamine use disorders, Anogenital herpes, Antenatal care, Antibiotics, Anxiety, Assets, Asthma, BCG vaccines, Birth control pills, Breastfeeding, Breathing difficulty, Bullying, Burns, Cancers, Cannabis use disorders, Child care, Child development, Childhood sexual violence, Children, Chronic kidney diseases, Circumcision, Cocaine use disorders, Community action, Community health clinics, Condoms, Contraceptive implants, Contraceptives, Cooking fuels, Counseling, DTP vaccines, Diabetes, Disability, Domestic violence, Drug consumption, Education, Education access, Electricity, Emergency contraception, Employment, Employment benefits, Epilepsy, Family composition, Family size, Fertility, HIV and AIDS, Health care use, Health literacy, Health promotion, Hearing loss, Heart disease, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis B vaccines, Hib vaccines, Home care, Hospitals, Household air pollution, Household deaths, Hypertension, IUDs, Illicit drug use, Immunization, Income, Infants, Injectable contraceptives, Injuries, Internet, Interpersonal violence, Languages, Lower respiratory infections, Malaria, Marital status, Marriage age, Mass media, Maternal age, Maternal care, Measles vaccines, Medical tests, Medicines, Mental and behavioral disorders, Mental health symptoms, Musculoskeletal diseases, Needle sharing, Opioid use disorders, Outpatient facilities, PMTCT, Parental survival, Peptic ulcer disease, Personal caregivers, Pervasive developmental disorders, Pharmacies, Pharmacists, Place of delivery, Poisonings, Polio vaccines, Pregnancy, Private health facilities, Public health facilities, Public social assistance, Race, Refrigeration, Reproductive and sexual risk factors, Rheumatic heart disease, Road traffic injuries, STDs, Sanitation, School enrollment, Self-inflicted injuries, Sexual abstinence, Sexual behavior, Sexual sterilization, Sexual violence, Skilled birth attendants, Sleep, Sleep disorders, Stroke, Symptoms, Telephones, Traditional healers, Transportation, Tuberculosis, Unintentional injuries, VCT, Vaccination cards, Vision loss, Water supply
Citation
Primary investigator 
Olive Shisana, Thomas Rehle, Leickness Simbayi
Publication year 
2014
Suggested citation 
Center for AIDS Development, Research and Evaluation (CADRE) (South Africa), Geospace International (South Africa), Global Clinical and Viral Laboratory (South Africa), Human Sciences Research Council, Maphume Research Services, National Institute for Communicable Diseases (South Africa), South African Medical Research Council. South Africa National HIV Prevalence, Incidence, Behavior and Communication Survey 2008-2009. Pretoria, South Africa: Human Sciences Research Council, 2014.