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Economic causes and effects of AIDS in South African households.
AIDS. 2006 Sep 11; 20(14):1861-7.AIDS

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To investigate the magnitude and temporal directionality of associations between illness and death, and income and expenditure, in households affected by HIV/AIDS.

DESIGN AND SUBJECTS

A cohort study with repeated measures carried out in 405 households (1913 occupants), known to have HIV-infected occupants and their neighbours, in one rural and one urban area of South Africa.

MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES

Monthly adult equivalent income and expenditure. Illness episodes and deaths attributed to HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and pneumonia.

METHODS

Interview surveys of household heads were conducted at baseline and five more times, biannually, providing information on household economics, illnesses and deaths. Regression analyses used marginal structural models and 'before-after' models to analyse changes.

RESULTS

In marginal structural models, current or previous AIDS illness was independently associated with 34% [95% confidence intervals (CI) 23-43%] lower monthly expenditure, and current or recent poverty was associated with 1.74 (95% CI 0.94-3.2) times higher odds of an AIDS death. In before-after models, each AIDS death was independently associated with a 23% (95% CI 11-34%) greater expenditure decline over 3 years, and a 100 US dollars higher monthly expenditure at baseline was associated with 0.31 (95% CI 0.13-0.74) times as many AIDS deaths and with 0.41 (95% CI 0.27-0.64) times as many AIDS illness episodes over 3 years.

CONCLUSION

AIDS deaths and illnesses predicted declining expenditure and poverty predicted AIDS, suggesting that both welfare and effective treatment are needed.

Authors+Show Affiliations

School of Medicine, Health Policy and Practice, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK. m.bachmann@uea.ac.ukNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16954727

Citation

Bachmann, Max O., and Frikkie L R. Booysen. "Economic Causes and Effects of AIDS in South African Households." AIDS (London, England), vol. 20, no. 14, 2006, pp. 1861-7.
Bachmann MO, Booysen FL. Economic causes and effects of AIDS in South African households. AIDS. 2006;20(14):1861-7.
Bachmann, M. O., & Booysen, F. L. (2006). Economic causes and effects of AIDS in South African households. AIDS (London, England), 20(14), 1861-7.
Bachmann MO, Booysen FL. Economic Causes and Effects of AIDS in South African Households. AIDS. 2006 Sep 11;20(14):1861-7. PubMed PMID: 16954727.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Economic causes and effects of AIDS in South African households. AU - Bachmann,Max O, AU - Booysen,Frikkie L R, PY - 2006/9/7/pubmed PY - 2007/2/6/medline PY - 2006/9/7/entrez SP - 1861 EP - 7 JF - AIDS (London, England) JO - AIDS VL - 20 IS - 14 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To investigate the magnitude and temporal directionality of associations between illness and death, and income and expenditure, in households affected by HIV/AIDS. DESIGN AND SUBJECTS: A cohort study with repeated measures carried out in 405 households (1913 occupants), known to have HIV-infected occupants and their neighbours, in one rural and one urban area of South Africa. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Monthly adult equivalent income and expenditure. Illness episodes and deaths attributed to HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and pneumonia. METHODS: Interview surveys of household heads were conducted at baseline and five more times, biannually, providing information on household economics, illnesses and deaths. Regression analyses used marginal structural models and 'before-after' models to analyse changes. RESULTS: In marginal structural models, current or previous AIDS illness was independently associated with 34% [95% confidence intervals (CI) 23-43%] lower monthly expenditure, and current or recent poverty was associated with 1.74 (95% CI 0.94-3.2) times higher odds of an AIDS death. In before-after models, each AIDS death was independently associated with a 23% (95% CI 11-34%) greater expenditure decline over 3 years, and a 100 US dollars higher monthly expenditure at baseline was associated with 0.31 (95% CI 0.13-0.74) times as many AIDS deaths and with 0.41 (95% CI 0.27-0.64) times as many AIDS illness episodes over 3 years. CONCLUSION: AIDS deaths and illnesses predicted declining expenditure and poverty predicted AIDS, suggesting that both welfare and effective treatment are needed. SN - 0269-9370 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16954727/Economic_causes_and_effects_of_AIDS_in_South_African_households_ L2 - http://Insights.ovid.com/pubmed?pmid=16954727 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -