Annamarie Kruger
North-West University
PopulationDiabetes mellitusMedicineGerontologyEnvironmental health
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Publications 118
#1Philip Joseph (Population Health Research Institute)H-Index: 17
#2Salim Yusuf Mb Bs DPhil Frcpc (Population Health Research Institute)H-Index: 214
Last. Sonia S. Anand (Population Health Research Institute)H-Index: 82
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Objective To evaluate the performance of the non-laboratory INTERHEART risk score (NL-IHRS) to predict incident cardiovascular disease (CVD) across seven major geographic regions of the world. The secondary objective was to evaluate the performance of the fasting cholesterol-based IHRS (FC-IHRS). Methods Using measures of discrimination and calibration, we tested the performance of the NL-IHRS (n=100 475) and FC-IHRS (n=107 863) for predicting incident CVD in a community-based, prospective study...
13 CitationsSource
#1Pedro T. Pisa (IARC: International Agency for Research on Cancer)H-Index: 8
#2Edwige Landais (IRD: Institut de recherche pour le développement)H-Index: 9
Last. Nadia Slimani (IARC: International Agency for Research on Cancer)H-Index: 81
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abstractObjective: To carry out an inventory on the availability, challenges, and needs of dietary assessment (DA) methods in Africa as a pre-requisite to provide evidence, and set directions (strategies) for implementing common dietary methods and support web-research infrastructure across countries. Methods: The inventory was performed within the framework of the “Africa's Study on Physical Activity and Dietary Assessment Methods” (AS-PADAM) project. It involves international institutional and...
20 CitationsSource
#1B Palafox (Lond: University of London)H-Index: 6
#2Yevgeniy Goryakin (OECD: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development)H-Index: 14
Last. Martin McKee (Lond: University of London)H-Index: 108
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Introduction Social capital, characterised by trust, reciprocity and cooperation, is positively associated with a number of health outcomes. We test the hypothesis that among hypertensive individuals, those with greater social capital are more likely to have their hypertension detected, treated and controlled. Methods Cross-sectional data from 21 countries in the Prospective Urban and Rural Epidemiology study were collected covering 61 229 hypertensive individuals aged 35–70 years, their househo...
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#1Andrew Mente (McMaster University)H-Index: 33
#2Mahshid Dehghan (Population Health Research Institute)H-Index: 24
Last. R MapangaH-Index: 4
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Summary Background The relation between dietary nutrients and cardiovascular disease risk markers in many regions worldwide is unknown. In this study, we investigated the effect of dietary nutrients on blood lipids and blood pressure, two of the most important risk factors for cardiovascular disease, in low-income, middle-income, and high-income countries. Methods We studied 125 287 participants from 18 countries in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia in the Prospective Urban ...
78 CitationsSource
#1Marjan W. Attaei (McMaster University)H-Index: 2
#2Rasha Khatib (Loyola University Medical Center)H-Index: 22
Last. R MapangaH-Index: 4
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Summary Background Hypertension is considered the most important risk factor for cardiovascular diseases, but its control is poor worldwide. We aimed to assess the availability and affordability of blood pressure-lowering medicines, and the association with use of these medicines and blood pressure control in countries at varying levels of economic development. Methods We analysed the availability, costs, and affordability of blood pressure-lowering medicines with data recorded from 626 communit...
39 CitationsSource
#1Catharina D. Prinsloo (NWU: North-West University)H-Index: 2
#2Minrie Greeff (NWU: North-West University)H-Index: 20
Last. Itumeleng P. Khumalo (NWU: North-West University)H-Index: 9
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This study sought to explore, describe and determine whether an HIV stigma-reduction community “hub” intervention would change the HIV stigma experiences of people living with HIV (PLWH) and the stigmatisation by the community in an urban area in South Africa. A convergent parallel mixed-method design with a single case pre-test post-test design and an interpretive description approach was utilised. The sample for this study included 62 PLWH recruited through accessibility sampling and 570 commu...
5 CitationsSource
#1Corey L. M. KeyesH-Index: 43
#2Marié P. WissingH-Index: 18
Last. Sinette van RooyH-Index: 1
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#1Clara K. Chow (USYD: University of Sydney)H-Index: 43
#2Daniel J. Corsi (Ottawa Hospital Research Institute)H-Index: 22
Last. Salim Yusuf Mb Bs DPhil Frcpc (Population Health Research Institute)H-Index: 214
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Objectives This study examines in a cross-sectional study ‘the tobacco control environment’ including tobacco policy implementation and its association with quit ratio. Setting 545 communities from 17 high-income, upper-middle, low-middle and low-income countries (HIC, UMIC, LMIC, LIC) involved in the Environmental Profile of a Community9s Health (EPOCH) study from 2009 to 2014. Participants Community audits and surveys of adults (35–70 years, n=12 953). Primary and secondary outcome measures Su...
23 CitationsSource
#1H. Salome Kruger (NWU: North-West University)H-Index: 14
#2Aletta E. Schutte (NWU: North-West University)H-Index: 46
Last. Kirsten L. Rennie (University of Hertfordshire)H-Index: 29
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Purpose To determine optimal body mass index (BMI) cut-points for the identification of cardiometabolic risk in black South African adults.
7 CitationsSource
#1B Palafox (Lond: University of London)H-Index: 6
#2Martin McKee (Lond: University of London)H-Index: 108
Last. Salim Yusuf Mb Bs DPhil Frcpc (Population Health Research Institute)H-Index: 214
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Background Effective policies to control hypertension require an understanding of its distribution in the population and the barriers people face along the pathway from detection through to treatment and control. One key factor is household wealth, which may enable or limit a household’s ability to access health care services and adequately control such a chronic condition. This study aims to describe the scale and patterns of wealth-related inequalities in the awareness, treatment and control o...
74 CitationsSource