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Non-communicable Diseases Risk Factors Survey 2014 among University of the West Indies staff, Trinidad and Tobago

High prevalence of non-communicable diseases risk factors (physical inactivity, unhealthy diets, obesity, alcohol use and hypertension) was demonstrated among University of the West Indies staff in Trinidad and Tobago, with 30% having ≥ 3 risk factors, compared to 51% among the general Trinidad and Tobago population.


Objective: To determine the prevalence of NCD risk factors among University of the West Indies staff in Trinidad and Tobago. To compare these results with the national population-based 2011 STEPS NCD risk factor survey for Trinidad & Tobago.

23 Mar, 2015
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e-Published: 20 Aug, 2015


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