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J Van den Broeck

Progression from Prehypertension to Hypertension in a Jamaican Cohort: Incident Hypertension and its Predictors

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486–93
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Prehypertension is associated with an approximately three-fold increase in the incidence of hypertension over an average four-year follow-up period. Overweight status, older age and female gender are also significant predictors for the development of hypertension.

ABSTRACT

Objectives: To estimate the incidence of hypertension in people with and without prehypertension and determine the factors that predict progression to hypertension.

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e-Published: 15 Oct, 2013

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

Prevalence of the Metabolic Syndrome in Jamaican Adults and its Relationship to Income and Education Levels

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265–73
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In this cross-sectional study, the prevalence of the metabolic syndrome in Jamaican adults was 21.1% and 18.4% using the International Diabetes Federation and American Heart Association/National Heart Lung and Blood Institute criteria, respectively. Metabolic syndrome prevalence was associated with socio-economic status in men.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To estimate the prevalence of the metabolic syndrome in Jamaican adults and to evaluate its association with socio-economic status (SES).

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e-Published: 07 Oct, 2013

Towards Research Equity – Challenges of Safety Monitoring During Clinical Trials in Resource- Limited Settings

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163–5
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Difficulties with safety monitoring during clinical trials in less-industrialized countries have hampered global research equity. Re-discussion of objectives and methods of safety monitoring and adapted general clinical practice guidelines may contribute to greater participation of these countries in the clinical trials industry.

INTRODUCTION

The safety and wellbeing of the volunteer participant is central to the clinical research process, making Adverse Events (AE) management a core function of clinical trials and Good Clinical Practice (GCP) (1). The ultimate aim is to protect the greater society in its exposure to the products of the clinical research, through clinical research practice and philosophy, by clearly defining the parameters within which the new intervention can and must be used after its licensure by regulatory authorities.

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e-Published: 01 Jul, 2013
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