Investigating the determinants of use of healthcare services by South African adults with non-communicable diseases: An analysis of the prospective urban rural epidemiological (pure) study cohort
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Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are the leading cause of death globally, affecting a significant proportion of the economically active population, the majority of these occurring in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). In South Africa, over 40% of deaths are attributable to NCDs. The use of healthcare services by individuals who have NCDs is putatively high but has yet, not been adequately quantified. Furthermore, there is a paucity of research data on factors that influence healthcare services use among those experiencing NCDs in South Africa.