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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.

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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 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.

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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

Activity, Adiposity and Weight Change in Jamaican Adults

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398–403
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This study, in a small sample of Jamaican adults, found activity energy expenditure to be highly correlated with degree of adiposity yet not with weight change over six years of follow-up.

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Objective: Populations in developing countries are particularly vulnerable to the development of obesity in the period of rapid transition to a more modernized lifestyle. We sought to determine the relationship between activity energy expenditure (AEE), adiposity and weight change in an adult population
undergoing rapid socio-economic transition.

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e-Published: 03 Jul, 2013
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