A National Household Survey of Health Inequalities in South Africa (2 volumes) – Toplines/Survey

A National Household Survey of Health Inequalities in South Africa (2 volumes)

The first democratically elected government in South Africa has made improving health and health services for the historically underserved black majority a national priority. As part of this process, in June 1995, the Minister of Health, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, outlined a plan designed to provide free primary health care to all South Africans. This plan aims to improve the health status of South Africans, as well as the quality of care, through increased emphasis on disease prevention and early intervention. To establish a baseline from which to measure the impact of these improvements over time, the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, in June 1994, commissioned this national household health survey, the first of its kind in South Africa. A nationally representative sample of 4,000 households was drawn and the data weighted to the universe of 7,594,000 households in South Africa and for the universe of each age category, taking into account the distribution of households within provinces, population groups and environment such as metro, urban or rural. The survey was coordinated by the Community Agency for Social Enquiry (CASE) and the questionnaire administered by Market Research Africa.

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