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South Africa World Health Survey 2002-2003

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General Info
Original or alternative title 
South Africa WHO Study on Global AGEing and Adult Health (SAGE) Wave 0
Geography 
Coverage type 
Country
Time period covered 
12/2002 - 12/2003
Series or system 
Data type
Survey:
  • Cross-sectional
  • GPS coordinates (GIS)
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
Summary 

The South Africa WHS focuses on the health system and population health. It covers household demographics, health care services and expenditures, ambulatory services, health insurance coverage, and individual health status. The South Africa WHS 2003 was also used to establish a baseline cohort for the WHO Study on Global AGEing and Adult Health (SAGE), and is alternately known as SAGE Wave 0.

Keywords 
Adult mortality, Alcohol use, Alcohol use disorders, Amputation, Antenatal care, Antihypertensive drugs, Antimalarials, Antiretroviral therapy, Anxiety, Assets, Asthma, Back pain, Burns, Cataracts, Causes of death, Child health care, Child mortality, Children, Complete birth history, Condoms, Contraceptives, Cooking fuels, Corrective lenses, Cough, DTP vaccines, Dental care, Dentists, Diabetes, Diarrhea, Diarrheal diseases, Drownings, Edentulism, Education, Emergency care, Employment, Exposure to forces of nature, Eye examinations, Falls, Family composition, Family planning, Family size, Fatigue, Fertility, Fever, Fruits, Fruits and vegetables, General surgery, Gynecology, HIV and AIDS, Health behaviors, Health care access, Health care costs, Health care expenditures, Health care services, Health care use, Health education, Health facilities, Health insurance, Health status, Height, Homicide, Hospitals, Hours worked, Household air pollution, Household expenditures, Household heat, Household water treatment, Housing conditions, Immunization, Income, Infant mortality, Injuries, Insecticide-treated bednets, Insulin, Intentional injuries, Ischemic heart disease, Length of stay, Limited mobility, Live births, Lower respiratory infections, Malaria, Marital status, Maternal care, Maternal mortality, Measles vaccines, Medicines, Mental health symptoms, Mobility aids, Mortality, Musculoskeletal diseases, Nonprofits, Nurses, Occupations, Oral conditions, Osteoarthritis, Outpatient facilities, PMTCT, Pain, Pap smears, Paralysis, Personal caregivers, Pharmacies, Pharmacists, Physical activity, Physicians, Place of delivery, Poisonings, Pregnancy, Prescriptions, Private health facilities, Prostheses and implants, Public health facilities, Refrigeration, Road traffic injuries, Safety, Sanitation, Schizophrenia, Screening mammography, Seizures, Sexual behavior, Sibling survival, Skilled birth attendants, Suicide, Symptoms, Telephones, Tobacco use, Traditional healers, Traditional medicine, Training programs, Transportation, Tuberculosis, Unintentional injuries, Unipolar depressive disorders, Upper respiratory infections, VCT, Vaccination cards, Vegetables, Verbal autopsy, Vision loss, Vitamin A supplements, Organized violence, Waste disposal, Water supply, Weight, Weight change, Rose Angina Questionnaire, Cohort study, FFQ, Occupation codes
Citation
Publication year 
2005
Suggested citation 
World Health Organization (WHO). South Africa World Health Survey 2002-2003. Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization (WHO), 2005.