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Diabetes

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50–3
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e-Published: 01 Jul, 2015

Prevalence of Overweight and Obesity among Children Six to Ten Years of Age in the North-East Health Region of Jamaica

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2012.157
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171–6
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The prevalence of overweight and obesity among primary school children in Jamaica is 10.6% and 7.1%, respectively, with girls having higher rates than boys. Children who attend private and urban-public schools have higher rates than children who attend rural-public schools.

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Objective: To estimate the prevalence and correlates of overweight and obesity among children six to ten years old in the North-East Health Region (NEHR) of Jamaica.

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29 Oct, 2012
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e-Published: 26 Jun, 2013

Preventing Behaviour Problems through a Universal Intervention in Jamaican Basic Schools

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460–4
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A pilot study of an evidence-based intervention to prevent child behaviour problems was conducted in Jamaican basic schools. Benefits of intervention were found in children’s conduct problems, hyperactivity and peer problems and in the quality of teacher-parent contacts.

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Objective: To evaluate the effect of a preventative intervention in Jamaican basic schools on child behaviour and parent-teacher contacts.

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e-Published: 20 Sep, 2013
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