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Human and Social Dynamics (HSD) Research Seminars 2014-2015

The seminars focused on HSRC projects that were underway in 2014-2015 and related work being done elsewhere at the time of the seminar. The seminars addressed latest research, identified research gaps, suggested new research agendas and explored potential policy relevance. This data set includes the proceedings of the 10 seminars of 2014-2015. The following themes were covered:

17 September 2014 - Knowledge Generation and Innovation in the Humanities

16 October 2014 - Measuring Multiple Deprivation at a Small Area Level in South Africa: A Springboard for Tackling Deprivation in the Eastern Cape

02 December 2014 - The Current State of the HIV/AIDS Epidemic in South Africa: Research Findings and Implications for Programme Development

09 December 2014 - Critical Perspectives on the ASSAf Humanities Consensus Report

02 March 2015 - Substance Abuse, Harm Prevention and Harm Reduction: Setting a Research Agenda

03 March 2015 - Spatial Measures of Socio-economic Inequality in South Africa

10 March 2015 - Human and Social Dynamics: The Role of the Social Sciences in Science Engagement

11 March 2015 - Public Engagement for Good Governance: The Role of the Humanities

24 March 2015 - (Un)healthy diets - A Tale of Misinformation or Competing Interests?

27 March 2015 - Food, Nutrition, and Care: Security During the First 1,000 days

South African National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (SANHANES-1) 2011-12: Adult - All provinces

The data set for dissemination contains 728 variables and 17 926 cases of respondents aged 15 years and older who participated in the SANHANES-1 Adult Questionnaire.

The questionnaire covers the following sections: geographic information, biographic details of the respondent, non-communicable diseases, tuberculosis, nutrition, perceptions of respondent's general and mental health, as well as health care utilisation.

South African National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (SANHANES-1) 2011-12: Adult Physical Examination - All provinces

The data set for dissemination contains 396 variables and 17 938 cases of respondents aged 15 and older who participated in the SANHANES-1 Adult Physical Examination. Of the total number of cases, 7 340 individuals volunteered to undergo the physical examination.

Topics covered in the physical examination form are: general patient history, detailed patient history, systematic clinical examination, blood pressure and pulse rate, step fitness test, and anthropometry.

South African National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (SANHANES-1) 2011-12 Impact assessment (SANHANES-1IMPACT), 2017: Interviews

As part of the assessment of the impact of findings of the South African National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (SANHANES-1) 2011-12 in respect only of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), in-depth interviews with relevant parties. The evaluation consisted of five output, outcome and impact categories, i.e. knowledge, benefits to future research and research use, benefits from informing policy and product development, health and health sector benefits, and broader social and economic benefits.

The data set contains a summary of 14 interviews conducted with participants ranging from a senior medical researcher to a PHD student.

The realised respondent interviews comprised 3 South African medical academic researchers; 4 members of the SANHANES-1 research team; 5 government officials (Department of Health and Treasury); 1 PhD student; and 1 foreign researcher. Three HSRC communications staff provided information about media and social media outputs. Despite several attempts, 2 other key high-profile stakeholders could not be interviewed.