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Cancer in Adolescents and Young Adults, Kingston and St Andrew, Jamaica, 1988–2007

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2012.070
Pages: 
21–7
Synopsis: 
The burden of malignancy in adolescents and young adults in Jamaica is greater in females. In both genders, increasing age is accompanied by increased incidence rates and a progressive shift from non-epithelial to epithelial malignancies. This shift occurs earlier in females.

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Objective: To determine the distribution of malignancies in adolescents and young adults (AYA; 15 to 29
years) in Jamaica.

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e-Published: 09 Apr, 2013

Suicide among Adolescents in Jamaica: What Do We Know?

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Pages: 
516–20
Synopsis: 
For the period 2007–2010, the adolescent suicide rate in Jamaica was 1.1 per 100 000 adolescents with a preponderance of male deaths by hanging.

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Objective: Suicide is increasingly acknowledged as a global problem. Yet little is known worldwide about suicide rates among adolescents. Several social factors that exist in Jamaica present as stressors and may predispose to suicide. Ascertaining prevailing patterns and associated factors is important for crafting interventions. This paper establishes adolescent suicide rates for the years 2007–2010 in Jamaica and provides related epidemiological data.

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e-Published: 24 Oct, 2013

Oral Hygiene and Handwashing Practices among Middle School Students in 15 Latin American and Caribbean Countries

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.128
Pages: 
266–8
Synopsis: 
Nationally-representative data from 33 174 middle school students in 15 Latin American and Caribbean countries show a strong relationship between infrequent toothbrushing and infrequent handwashing.

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05 Jun, 2014
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e-Published: 06 Mar, 2015

Alcohol Use and Associated Factors among Adolescent Students in Thailand

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Pages: 
890–6
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The prevalence of alcohol misuse among adolescents in Thailand was 14.8%. Efforts to prevent and control alcohol misuse may need to address a cluster of risk behaviours including cigarette smoking.


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Objective: Alcohol misuse is a relevant public health issue in Thailand. The assessment of the prevalence of alcohol use among adolescents may guide policies and programmes aimed at reducing alcohol use among this age group.

Method: Using data from the Thailand Global School-based Student Health Survey (GSHS) 2008, we assessed the prevalence of alcohol use and the associated factors among adolescents (n = 2758).

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e-Published: 24 Jun, 2013

Alcohol Use and Associated Factors among Adolescent Students in Thailand

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The Impact of Gender, Family and Type of School on Smoking in Adolescents in Eyup, Istanbul, Turkey

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Pages: 
141–6
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This is a cross-sectional study on 1062 students from eight high schools to determine the influence of smoking habits, education of family, parents, the type of school and gender on smoking in adolescents.

 

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Objective: The aim of this study was to determine the influence of smoking habits and education of family, parents, the type of school and gender on smoking in adolescents.

Methods: This cross-sectional study was performed on 1062 students from eight high schools in Eyup, Istanbul.

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e-Published: 18 Jul, 2013

An Unusual Cause of Locking of the Knee: Pedunculated Pigmented Villo-nodular Synovitis

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.155
Pages: 
392–3

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Revised: 
11 Jul, 2013
Accepted: 
24 Jul, 2013
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e-Published: 08 May, 2014

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