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Determinants of Cervical Cancer Screening among Jamaican Women

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.001
Pages: 
9-17
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This study examined the association of six sociodemographic factors and three lifestyle practices with Pap smear testing among Jamaican women. Women who were poor and uneducated and had small family sizes were least likely to be screened and should be targeted.

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Objective: To assess the extent to which six sociodemographic variables and three lifestyle practices of women are associated with Pap smear testing, given that cervical cancer is the second leading cause of women’s cancer mortality in Jamaica and that this cancer is preventable with the use of screening methods such as the Pap smear.

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14 Mar, 2017
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e-Published: 17 Mar, 2017

Impaired Fertility in Jamaica: Evidence from Fertility Surveys

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DOI: 
Doi:10.7727/wimj.2012.125
Pages: 
716–25
Synopsis: 
The level of fertility impairment among Jamaican women exceeds levels reflected in studies in the United States of America from the late 1990s. These women have difficulty conceiving, have experienced fetal loss, or have waited at least two years without conceiving.

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e-Published: 01 Mar, 2013

Impaired Fertility in Jamaica Evidence from Fertility Surveys

DOI: 
Doi:10.7727/wimj.2012.125

Objective: It has been a long held belief that increased contraceptive use is primarily responsible for lowered fertility in Jamaican since the 1970s. However, historically, subfecundity has played a major role in suppressing fertility rates. In order to reveal the prevalence and trend in fertility impairment, a study was conducted using data from the 1989, 1993, 1997 and 2002 reproductive health surveys.

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e-Published: 15 Feb, 2013

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