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Lumbwe Chola
University of the Witwatersrand
36Publications
13H-index
377Citations
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#1Agnes Erzse (University of the Witwatersrand)
#2Nicholas Stacey (University of the Witwatersrand)H-Index: 2
Last.Karen J. Hofman (University of the Witwatersrand)H-Index: 25
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ABSTRACTBackground: Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is known to require continuous clinical care and management that consumes significant health-care resources. These costs are not well understood,...
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#1Chipo Mutyambizi (Human Sciences Research Council)H-Index: 2
#2Milena Pavlova (Maastricht University Medical Centre)H-Index: 23
Last.Wim Groot (Maastricht University Medical Centre)H-Index: 36
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There is an increasing recognition that non communicable diseases impose large economic costs on households, societies and nations. However, not much is known about the magnitude of diabetes expenditure in African countries and to the best of our knowledge no systematic assessment of the literature on diabetes costs in Africa has been conducted. The aim of this paper is to capture the evidence on the cost of diabetes in Africa, review the methods used to calculate costs and identify areas for fu...
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#1Whadi-ah Parker (Human Sciences Research Council)H-Index: 10
#2Zandile Mchiza (Human Sciences Research Council)H-Index: 12
Last.Demetre Labadarios (Human Sciences Research Council)H-Index: 22
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To determine the current vitamin A status of a nationally representative sample of women aged 16–35 years, compare it with previous national data, and determine the impact of sociodemography, diet, and body size on vitamin A status, we performed secondary analysis of data on South African women who participated in the first South African National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (SANHANES-1). Vitamin A status was assessed by serum retinol, and the findings are reported as means and preval...
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#1Zandile Mchiza (Human Sciences Research Council)H-Index: 12
#2Whadi-ah Parker (Human Sciences Research Council)H-Index: 10
Last.Demetre Labadarios (Human Sciences Research Council)H-Index: 22
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#1T.X. MalulekeH-Index: 1
#2Charles HongoroH-Index: 13
Last.Pamela NaidooH-Index: 10
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#1Chipo Mutyambizi (Human Sciences Research Council)H-Index: 2
#2Lumbwe Chola (Human Sciences Research Council)H-Index: 13
Last.Charles Hongoro (Human Sciences Research Council)H-Index: 13
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Background Diabetes is a major health problem and cause of death worldwide. It is predicted that the prevalence of diabetes will increase from 415 million in 2015 to 642 million in 2040. However, the burden of diabetes in low- and middle-income countries is not clearly understood, particularly its interaction with other chronic illnesses. This study investigates the self-reported prevalence of and factors associated with diabetes and cardiovascular comorbidity in South Africa.
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#1Lumbwe Chola (Human Sciences Research Council)H-Index: 13
#2Chipo Mutyambizi (Human Sciences Research Council)H-Index: 2
Last.Charles Hongoro (Human Sciences Research Council)H-Index: 13
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Abstract Background Diabetes is a serious and growing public health concern in South Africa, but its prevalence and distribution in pregnant women is not well known. Women diagnosed with diabetes during pregnancy have a substantially greater risk of adverse health outcomes for both mother and child. This study aims to determine the prevalence and social determinants of diabetes during pregnancy in South Africa. Methods Data used in this study were from the 2012 South African National Nutrition a...
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#1Andrew Stokes (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 18
#2Kaitlyn M. Berry (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 5
Last.Sydney Rosen (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 38
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South Africa faces an epidemic of chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs), yet national surveillance is limited due to the lack of recent data. We used data from the first comprehensive national survey on NCDs—the South African National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (SANHANES-1 (2011–2012))—to evaluate the prevalence of and health system response to diabetes through a diabetes care cascade. We defined diabetes as a Hemoglobin A1c equal to or above 6.5% or currently on treatment for di...
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#1Lungiswa Nkonki (Stellenbosch University)H-Index: 12
#2Lumbwe CholaH-Index: 13
Last.Karen J. Hofman (University of the Witwatersrand)H-Index: 25
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Objective To estimate the costs and impact on reducing child mortality of scaling up interventions that can be delivered by community health workers at community level from a provider’s perspective. Setting In this study, we used the Lives Saved Tool (LiST), a module in the spectrum software. Within the spectrum software, LiST interacts with other modules, the AIDS Impact Module, Family Planning Module and Demography Projections Module (Dem Proj), to model the impact of more than 60 intervention...
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#1Mandy Maredza (Medical Research Council)H-Index: 6
#2Lumbwe Chola (Medical Research Council)H-Index: 13
Last.Karen J. Hofman (Medical Research Council)H-Index: 25
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Background Newborn mortality, comprising a third of all under-5 deaths, has hardly changed in low and middle income countries (LMICs) including South Africa over the past decade. To attain the MDG 4 target, greater emphasis must be placed on wide-scale implementation of proven, cost-effective interventions. This paper reviews economic evidence on effective neonatal health interventions in LMICs from 2000–2013; documents lessons for South African policy on neonatal health; and identifies gaps and...
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