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Associations between Cannabis Use and Multiple Substance Use among High School Students in Jamaica

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10.7727/wimj.2017.213
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529-35
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Based on the data analysed from the National Secondary School Survey 2013, Jamaica, lifetime cannabis use was significantly associated with multiple substance use and was shown to be a risk factor for lifetime use of cigarettes and alcohol. However, adolescents who reported recent (past-month) use of cannabis were less likely to report recent use of alcohol and cigarettes.

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Objective: Cigarettes, alcohol, cannabis, inhalants and cocaine are the most commonly used substances among high school students in Jamaica. However, there is limited evidence on their co-use and whether the use of one drug predicts the use of the others (multiple substance use). This study aimed to determine whether cannabis use predicts the co-use of the other substances.

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23 Oct, 2017
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e-Published: 26 Oct, 2017

Are Parents in Tune with Music Their Adolescent Children Enjoy? Are There Missed Opportunities for Sexual and Reproductive Health Dialogue?

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158–64
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Adolescents listen to and learn sexual and reproductive health themes from dancehall music whether or not parents have reservations to them doing so. These may subsequently influence sexual and reproductive health behaviour. Dancehall music provides opportunities for parents to initiate discussion of values pertaining to sexual and reproductive health.

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The perspectives of adolescents were solicited on the issue of sexual and reproductive health messages they received through dancehall music as well as their perceptions of parents’ views of such messages and adolescents’ indulgence with this genre of music.

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e-Published: 17 Oct, 2013

The Jamaican Adolescent’s Perspective on Violence and its Effects

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165–71
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A qualitative study of rural and urban based Jamaican adolescents’ perspectives on violence, its impact on their attitudes and behaviours as well as their implications.

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e-Published: 17 Oct, 2013

Suicide among Adolescents in Jamaica: What Do We Know?

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516–20
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For the period 2007–2010, the adolescent suicide rate in Jamaica was 1.1 per 100 000 adolescents with a preponderance of male deaths by hanging.

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Objective: Suicide is increasingly acknowledged as a global problem. Yet little is known worldwide about suicide rates among adolescents. Several social factors that exist in Jamaica present as stressors and may predispose to suicide. Ascertaining prevailing patterns and associated factors is important for crafting interventions. This paper establishes adolescent suicide rates for the years 2007–2010 in Jamaica and provides related epidemiological data.

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e-Published: 24 Oct, 2013

Determinants of Risk Behaviour of Sex-workers in Jamaica - A Qualitative Approach

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450–5

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e-Published: 24 Jul, 2013

Intravaginal Cleansing among Women Attending a Sexually Transmitted Infection Clinic in Kingston, Jamaica

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2012.174
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56–61
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Intravaginal cleansing is associated with poor health outcomes. Based on female sexually transmitted infection clinic patients in Jamaica, this study found that intravaginal cleansing was common, performed to promote general hygiene, and positively associated with having more than one sexual partner.

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Objectives: Although common worldwide, intravaginal cleansing is associated with poor health outcomes. We sought to describe intravaginal cleansing among women attending a sexually transmitted infection (STI) clinic in Jamaica.

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e-Published: 09 Apr, 2013
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