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Dikgale Health and Demographic Surveillance System (DHDSS)

Dikgale Health and Demographic Surveillance System (DHDSS)

Initiatives -
To monitor NCDs and their risks factors on a population basis. To look into the effects of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the Dikgale area.
Start Year
1996
Funding
Norwegian Universities Committee for Development Research and Education (NUFU); the Free University of Amsterdam; the INDEPTH Network; the FlemishInter-University Council (VLIR), Belgium; the National Research Foundation, South Africa; and the University of Limpopo; for various components of funding since its inception.
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Investigators Contacts
  • Prof. Marianne Alberts
    University of Limpopo

Design

Study design
Population cohort
Follow Up
An annual census update round has been conducted since 1996, to capture life events, migrations and (periodically) household socioeconomic status. Occasional sample surveys have been undertaken to gather additional information such as health care utilization.

Marker Paper

Marianne Alberts, Sekgothe A Dikotope, Solomon R Choma, Matshane L Masemola, Sewela EP Modjadji, Felistas Mashinya, Sandra Burger, Ian Cook, Sanette J Brits, Peter Byass, Health & Demographic Surveillance System Profile: The Dikgale Health and Demographic Surveillance System, International Journal of Epidemiology, Volume 44, Issue 5, October 2015, Pages 1565–1571, https://doi.org/10.1093/ije/dyv157

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals
  • Other : Households

Number of participants

Number of participants
35,000
Number of participants with biosamples

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other

Availability of access information

On the study website : http://www.indepth-ishare.org/indepthstats/