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Assessing for Risk of Chronic Kidney Disease in the Jamaican Community of North West St Ann

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.239
Synopsis: 
Worldwide, chronic kidney disease (CKD) has become an ever-increasing burden on a Nation’s health system. Hypertension, diabetes mellitus and obesity are established risk factors for CKD throughout the world and if these diseases are poorly controlled they can lead to the development of CKD.

ABSTRACT

Background: Worldwide, chronic kidney disease (CKD) has become an ever-increasing burden on a Nation’s health system. Hypertension, diabetes mellitus and obesity are established risk factors for CKD throughout the world and if these diseases are poorly controlled they can lead to the development of CKD.

Objectives: To find the prevalence of known risk factors for CKD in St Ann North West and see how these are distributed by age and gender.

Accepted: 
01 Nov, 2017
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e-Published: 08 Dec, 2017

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

Issue: 
Pages: 
486–93
Synopsis: 
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

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2012.157
Pages: 
171–6
Synopsis: 
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.

ABSTRACT

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.

Accepted: 
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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Pages: 
265–73
Synopsis: 
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

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

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

ABSTRACT

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

Stroke Subtypes on Imaging in a Jamaican Population: A Hospital-based Study

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Pages: 
261–4
Synopsis: 
A retrospective review was done of stroke subtypes seen on CT and MRI at the University Hospital of the West Indies during a three-year period. The most common stroketype was ischaemic infarct followed by intracerebral bleed.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To examine the pattern of stroke subtypes found on Computed Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI), Kingston, Jamaica.

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e-Published: 18 Sep, 2013
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