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Relationship between Early Life Factors and Renal Function in Afro-Caribbean Young Adults: Analysis from the Jamaica 1986 Birth Cohort Study

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.450
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165-72
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This study examines the relationship between birth weight and renal function among an Afro-Caribbean population of young adults from the 1986 Jamaica Birth Cohort. Our analyses show significant associations between low birth weight and reduced, estimated, glomerular filtration rate.

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Objective: To investigate the relationship between intrauterine growth and renal function among Jamaican young adults.

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08 Sep, 2015
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e-Published: 08 Sep, 2015

The Jamaica Injury Surveillance System A Profile of the Intentional and Unintentional Injuries in Jamaican Hospitals

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7–13
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Injuries in Jamaica are a major public health problem. Causes of unintentional injuries were falls, lacerations and blunt injuries. Motor vehicle related injuries were in motorcars, riding motorbikes/bicycles or as pedestrians. Violence-related injuries were mostly fights with acquaintances using sharp objects to inflict injury.

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Background: Injuries in Jamaica are a major public health problem as demonstrated by a hospital based computerized injury surveillance system established in 1999 that provides a risk profile for injuries.

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e-Published: 01 Oct, 2013

Growth Curves for Normal Jamaican Neonates

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368–74
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This study provides ethnic- and gender-specific growth curves for the Jamaican newborn and is based on the most extensive data-set currently available in Jamaica for babies of West African descent.

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e-Published: 17 Jun, 2013

Urban Jamaican Children's Exposure to Community Violence

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14–21
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Jamaican children, particularly boys, primary school students and those of lower socio-economic status report high levels of exposure to violence as witnesses and victims. The single commonest exposure as victims is loss of a family member or close family friend to murder.

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e-Published: 04 Jun, 2013

Perinatal Factors in Students Admitted to The University of the West Indies Data from the Jamaican Perinatal Study

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295–9
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University students were more likely to come from smaller families with features indicative of better quality of life.

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Objective: To compare perinatal and social factors in students admitted to The University of the West Indies (UWI), Kingston, Jamaica, at age 18 years with those in the rest of the Jamaican Perinatal Cohort.

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e-Published: 07 Oct, 2013

Integrating Research into Policy and Programmes

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555–61
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Special emphasis is placed on health research that focussed on the perinatal period, the young child and adolescent, the epidemics of chronic diseases and violence and the linkage between health and tourism.
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e-Published: 25 Jul, 2013

High Risk Health Behaviours among Adult Jamaicans

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70–6
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A population based survey in Jamaican adults finds that high risk health behaviour remains common.

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e-Published: 04 Jun, 2013
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