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Cannabis Use among Secondary School Students in Jamaica: Factors Associated with Age of Initiation

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.214
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546-52
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The aim of the study was to determine whether perception of risk and accessibility of cannabis predicted the age of initiation of cannabis among secondary school students in Jamaica. Whereas there was a significant inverse association between grade level in school and age of initiation, perceptions of access did not predict the age of initiation of cannabis.

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

Mental Health Policy and Service System Development in the English-speaking Caribbean

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475–82
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There has been some progress in the integration of mental health policy and practice in the English-speaking Caribbean countries, however, much effort is needed to reform mental health legislation and incorporate mental health practices in primary care throughout the English-speaking Caribbean.

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e-Published: 24 Oct, 2013

The Epidemiology of Suicide in Jamaica 2002–2010: Rates and Patterns

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509–15
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For the period 2002–2010, suicide rates in Jamaica have been stable with a mean overall annual incidence of 2.1 per 100 000 population.

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e-Published: 24 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

Suicide Ideation in Jamaican Youth: Sociodemographic Prevalence, Protective and Risk Factors

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521–5
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The prevalence of suicide ideation among Jamaican youth is 9.7%.

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Objective: To determine the prevalence of suicidal ideation and examine the association between suicidal ideation and sociodemographic characteristics, protective and risk factors among Jamaican
youth.

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e-Published: 24 Oct, 2013

Prevalence of the Metabolic Syndrome in Patients Presenting to the University Hospital of the West Indies: A Need to Adopt Proactive Screening and Specific Management Policy

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2011.220
Pages: 
802–8
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The prevalence of metabolic syndrome in a group of adult psychiatric patients at the University Hospital of the West Indies was 28.9% and could represent a pathway to the future development of Type 2 diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease. Screening and continuous monitoring will allow for early intervention and possibly prevention of increased morbidity and mortality in this vulnerable population.

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e-Published: 21 Jan, 2013

Decriminalization of Marijuana: Is this a realistic public mental health policy for Jamaica?

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367–70

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Marijuana has potential benefits and adverse effects. Despite its popularity in Jamaica, decriminalization may not be possible given the international and regional obligations of Jamaica.

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e-Published: 31 Jan, 2014
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