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National Health Surveys and Health Policy: Impact of the Jamaica Health and Lifestyle Surveys and the Reproductive Health Surveys

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372–9
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Over the last 30 years, national health surveys, such as the Jamaica Health and Lifestyle Surveys and Reproductive Health Surveys, have helped to document the burden of disease and influence public health policy in Jamaica. It is envisioned that expansion and systemic integration of these surveys in Jamaica will serve to improve health and development.

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e-Published: 21 Aug, 2013

A Review of Clostridium difficile Infection at the University Hospital of the West Indies, Jamaica

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.180
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413–8
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Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) per total stool samples and per total admissions increased at the University Hospital of the West Indies, Jamaica. Although most cases were nosocomial, there was a greater than expected frequency of community acquired CDI. Ceftazidime was the most common antibiotic associated with CDI.

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Objectives: This study examined the frequency of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) among hospital admission and diarrhoeal stool samples over a six-year period.

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11 Aug, 2014
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e-Published: 04 May, 2015

Chronic Disease in the Caribbean: Strategies to Respond to the Public Health Challenge in the Region What Can We Learn from Jamaica’s Experience?

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397–411
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This paper reviews the burden of chronic non-communicable diseases (CNCDs) in the Caribbean within the framework of the global burden of CNCDs and provides recommendations for strategies to combat the epidemic within the region.
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e-Published: 29 Jan, 2014

Prevalence of High-risk Sexual Behaviour in Jamaican Adults and Its Relationship to Sociodemographic and Religious Factors: Findings from the Jamaica Health and Lifestyle Survey 2007−2008

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2012.026
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873–80
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A third of Jamaicans report sexual practices that increase their risk of HIV infection. High-risk sexual behaviour was more common among men and younger persons, but was not infrequent among older persons. Being married, active religious practice and weekly attendance at religious meetings were associated with lower odds of high risk sexual behaviour.

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Objective: To estimate the prevalence of high-risk sexual behaviours among Jamaican adults and evaluate associations with sociodemographic and religious factors.

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e-Published: 24 Jun, 2013

Prevalence of High Risk Sexual Behaviour in Jamaican Adults and Its Relationship to Socio-demographic and Religious Factors: Findings from the Jamaica Health and Lifestyle Survey 2007–2008

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An Update on the Burden of Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors in Jamaica Findings from the Jamaica Health and Lifestyle Survey 2007–2008

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422–8
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This paper provides an update on the burden of cardiovascular disease risk factors in Jamaica using data from the most recent national health survey. The burden of cardiovascular disease remains high with prevalence of hypertension, 25%; diabetes, 8%; hypercholesterolaemia, 12%; obesity, 25% and overweight, 27%.
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e-Published: 03 Feb, 2014

Diabetic Foot Complications among Patients Attending a Specialist Diabetes Clinic in Jamaica: Prevalence and Associated Factors

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2012.031
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216–23
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This study estimated the prevalence of diabetic foot complications among patients of a specialist diabetes clinic in Jamaica and evaluated factors associated with foot complications. Approximately one of every eight patients had a major foot complication (amputation, ulcer or infection). Associated factors were neuropathy, high blood pressure and longer duration of diabetes.

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Objectives: To estimate the prevalence of diabetic foot complications among patients at a specialist diabetes clinic in Jamaica and identify factors associated with foot complications.

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01 Feb, 2012
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e-Published: 26 Jun, 2013

Prehypertension in Jamaica: A Review of Data from Recent Studies

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429–33
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This paper reviews the epidemiology of prehypertension in Jamaica and lessons learnt from three national surveys and two cohort studies conducted by the Tropical Medicine Research Institute’s Epidemiology Research Unit.
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e-Published: 03 Feb, 2014

Rhabdomyolysis and Dengue Fever: Is This More Common Than We Think?

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.184
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171–2
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11 Aug, 2014
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e-Published: 04 May, 2015

Guillain-Barré Syndrome and Its Variants: A Case of Acute Motor-sensory Axonal Neuropathy in Jamaica

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.039
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658–66
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25 Mar, 2013
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e-Published: 22 Jan, 2014

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