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Lifestyle and Epidemiology

The Double Burden of Poverty and Cardiovascular Diseases in African Populations


Han C.G. Kemper

Amsterdam Medical University Centre

Lifestyle and Epidemiology - The Double Burden of Poverty and Cardiovascular Diseases in African Populations examines the profile of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in the rural South African population. The burden of diseases in South Africa is characterized by a combination of poverty-related diseases with emerging NCDs associated with urbanization, industrialization, and a Westernised lifestyle. Chapters in this book examine the effects of poverty, COVID-19, and other social factors on the prevalence of cardiovascular disease, reproductive health, and diabetes in rural South Africa.

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Lifestyle and EpidemiologyThe Double Burden of Poverty and Cardiovascular Diseases in African PopulationsEdited by Kotsedi Daniel Monyeki

Published: October 6th 2021

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.92932

ISBN: 978-1-83962-737-8

Print ISBN: 978-1-83962-736-1

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83962-745-3

Copyright year: 2021

Books open for chapter submissions

1264 Total Chapter Downloads

1 Crossref Citations

1 Dimensions Citations


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1. Poverty Is Not Poverty: The Reality on the Ground Including the Rural-Urban Divide and How We Can Turn the Tide on NCDs

By Janet Michel and Marcel Tanner


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2. Poverty and Cardiovascular Diseases in Sub-Saharan Africa

By Julius Chacha Mwita and Brian Godman


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3. Poverty, Compromised Dietary Intake and Health Implications among South Africa’s Sub-Populations: A Conceptual Analysis

By Stella Chewe Sabi


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4. Double Burden of Poverty and Cardiovascular Disease Risk among Low-Resource Communities in South Africa

By Wilna Oldewage-Theron and Christa Grobler


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5. Ambulatory Isolated Systolic Hypertension and Cardiovascular Target Organ Damage in People of African Ancestry

By Muzi Maseko, Bongubuhle Mlambo, Edgar Phukubje and Thamsanqa Nyundu


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6. Inter Arm Blood Pressure and Cardiovascular Risk in Young Adults at Ellisras

By Betty Sebati, Kotsedi Monyeki, Hlengani Siweya and Susan Monyeki


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7. Association of Anthropometric Parameters with Blood Pressure and Blood Glucose among Ellisras Children

By Moloko Matshipi, Hlengani James Siweya and Phuti Joanna Makgae


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8. Factors Associated with Overweight and Obesity among Women Aged 15-49 Years in Zimbabwe: Evidence from the 2005/6, 2010/11 and 2015 Zimbabwe Demographic and Health Survey

By Kudzaishe Mangombe, Naomi Wekwete, Amos Milanzi, Ronald Musizvingoza and Charles Lwanga


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9. Smoking and Non-Communicable Diseases in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Nigeria Scenario

By Abayomi Ayodapo and Babalola Ibisola


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10. Lifestyle and Epidemiology: Poverty and Cardiovascular Diseases a Double Burden in African Populations

By Franck Ngowa Nzali, Mazou Ngou Temgoua, Joel Noutakdie Tochie and Simeon Pierre Ckoukem


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11. Lifestyle and Cardiovascular Risk Factors: Urban Population versus Rural Population in Sub-Saharan Africa

By Emmanuel Limbole Bakilo, Dadi-Serge Nkarnkwin, Lucette Womba, Venance Atheno, Mireille Kika, Jean Booto, Reagan Wiyaka, Martine Ekeba and Gilot Ngoma


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12. Alcohol Consumption Practice and Associated Risk Factors among University of Limpopo Students

By Mbelege Rosina Nkwana, Gift Makaleng, Mafoloa Suzan Monyeki, Hlengani James Siweya and Kotsedi Daniel Monyeki


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13. Metabolic Syndrome in Reproductive Health: Urgent Call for Screening

By Shisana M. Baloyi and Kebogile Mokwena


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14. Type 2 Diabetes and Dysautonomy

By Ahmed Anas Guerboub and Ghizlaine Belmejdoub


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15. Assessment of Follow-Up Care Received by Patients with Hypertension at Primary Health Care Facilities in Tshwane District of Gauteng Province, South Africa

By Julia Manyelo and Debbie Habedi


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16. The Use of the Conceptual Framework to Develop a Training Programme for Home-Based Carers Who Care for People with Cardiovascular Diseases

By Mamare Adelaide Bopape


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17. Family-Centered Diabetes Care for Better Glycemic Outcomes of Outpatients in Rural Areas

By Mabitsela Hezekiel Mphasha and Tebogo Maria Mothiba


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18. The Importance of Health Literacy Related to Medications Instructions to Promote Adherence in People Living with Cardiovascular Diseases at Rural Settings

By Charity Ngoatle and Tebogo Maria Mothiba


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19. Self-Management Strategies to Curb the Development of NCDs in Rural Communities

By Tebogo Maria Mothiba


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20. Exploring Cardiovascular Diseases Treatment in Africa

By Masebata Ramathebane, Lineo Maja and Molungoa Sello


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