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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
Department:
Oxford, SSD, Social Policy and Intervention
Economic and Social Research Council More from this funder
National Research Foundation More from this funder
Health Economics AIDS Division More from this funder
National Department of Social Development More from this funder
Claude Leon Foundation More from this funder
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Publisher:
Health and Medical Publishing Group Publisher's website
Journal:
South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde Journal website
Volume:
103
Issue:
12
Pages:
910-915
Publication date:
2013-12-05
DOI:
EISSN:
2078-5135
ISSN:
0256-9574
URN:
uuid:6e895ce4-64df-49f6-9cb9-e1fa5ce6e21b
Source identifiers:
441795
Local pid:
pubs:441795

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