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JM Rawlins

The Prevalence of Domestic Violence within Different Socio-economic Classes in Central Trinidad

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20–5
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Domestic violence was reported within all socioeconomic class groupings but it was most prevalent within the working class and lower middle socioeconomic classes. The major perceived cause of domestic violence was alcohol/drug abuse.

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Objectives: Domestic violence is a medical and social issue that often leads to negative consequences for society. This paper examines the association between the prevalence of domestic violence in relation to the different socio-economic classes in Central Trinidad. The paper also explores the major perceived causes of physical abuse in Central Trinidad.

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e-Published: 01 Oct, 2013

A Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices Study of the Issues of Climate Change/Variability Impacts and Public Health in Trinidad and Tobago, and St Kitts and Nevis

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115–21
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A survey was conducted in Trinidad and Tobago and in St Kitts and Nevis to determine the levels of understanding of the issues of climate variability/change affecting dengue fever (DF) and its transmission. Climate variability issues such as seasonal variation affecting DF and its vector production are well apprciated, but use of this information in an early warning programme to prevent DF transmission are not yet in use by the communities.

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Objective: To determine the level of understanding of the issues of climate change (CC)/variability (CV) and public health by populations of St Kitts and Nevis (SKN) and Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) and to find whether respondents would be willing to incorporate these values into strategies for dengue fever (DF) prevention.

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e-Published: 01 Jul, 2013

Malaria and its Vectors in the Caribbean: The Continuing Challenge of the Disease Forty-Five Years after Eradication from the Islands

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Objectives: Given the occurrence of autochthonous malaria in non-endemic island countries in the last 10 years, this study evaluates the risk factors for malaria transmission in the malaria “endemic and “non-endemic” countries of the Caribbean region.

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e-Published: 24 Jul, 2013

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The Elderly in Trinidad: Health, Social and Economic Status and Issues of Loneliness

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589–95
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This study investigated the health, social and economic situation, and issues of loneliness in the elderly in Trinidad. More than one-third of these persons reported themselves to be in “fair” to “good” health, but a similar proportion reported feelings of loneliness.
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Objectives: To determine the general health and social status of elderly persons surveyed in Trinidad and to explore issues of loneliness.
 
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e-Published: 25 Jul, 2013
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