Ambitious national health survey gets underway in Imbali and Stanger

2012-03-19 00:00

IF there’s a knock on your door by people who say they’re from SANHANES, it’ll be in the interests of good health.

A survey by the South African National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (SANHANES) kicks off today in Stanger and Imbali and will then spread out across the country.

It’s a Human Science Research Council (HSRC) project being conducted in rural and urban areas selected randomly. Researchers will also distribute pamphlets to create awareness for the study.

The study will be voluntary, and those taking part will sign a consent form or have one signed for them by parents or guardians in the instance of minors.

There will be 500 enumerator areas with 20 visiting areas (households) targeting 40 000 people, estimating a 75% response rate — some 29 247 people are expected to take part.

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