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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

Best Practice Guidelines for Treatment of Hypercholesterolaemia: A Statement from the Caribbean Cardiac Society

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48-53
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Hypercholesterolaemia is an increasing problem in the Caribbean. The Caribbean Cardiac Society guidelines for treatment of hypercholesterolaemia serves to inform and shape best practices for lowering cholesterol in our region and eventually reducing the prevalence of cardiovascular disease.
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e-Published: 05 Jul, 2013
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