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Ageing of Jamaica’s Population – What Are the Implications for Healthcare?

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.003
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3–8
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This paper discusses Jamaica’s current census (2011) and the changes in the over 60-year old population since the 2001 census and the implications for healthcare. Emphasis is placed on chronic disease reduction and improved quality of life for older persons.
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Accepted: 
25 Jan, 2014
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e-Published: 08 Apr, 2014

Hypertension and Diabetes Prevalence in Older Persons in Jamaica, 2012

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.065
Pages: 
416–23
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The prevalence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) including diabetes and hypertension in the older Jamaican population has significantly increased over the last 20 years. Immediate, short-term activities that target the individual are necessary if NCDs are to be prevented and/or be properly controlled.

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Accepted: 
27 Mar, 2014
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e-Published: 14 Aug, 2014

Ageing: The Response Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

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577–88
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This documents landmark policy achievements and responses to population ageing and analyzes related social, economic and health implications, as well as, the challenges and opportunities of ageing.
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e-Published: 25 Jul, 2013
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