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Poverty, AIDS and child health: identifying highest-risk children in South Africa.

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Identifying children at the highest risk of negative health effects is a prerequisite to effective public health policies in Southern Africa. A central ongoing debate is whether poverty, orphanhood or parental AIDS most reliably indicates child health risks. Attempts to address this key question have been constrained by a lack of data allowing distinction of AIDS-specific parental death or morbidity from other causes of orphanhood and chronic illness.

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.7196/samj.7045

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Social Policy & Intervention
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Name:
National Department of Social Development
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Name:
Health Economics AIDS Division
Publisher:
Health and Medical Publishing Group
Journal:
South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde More from this journal
Volume:
103
Issue:
12
Pages:
910-915
Publication date:
2013-12-01
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EISSN:
2078-5135
ISSN:
0256-9574
Language:
English
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uuid:6e895ce4-64df-49f6-9cb9-e1fa5ce6e21b
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441795
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2016-01-26

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