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The Prevalence of Elevated Blood Pressure in Adolescents in Nassau, The Bahamas

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.114
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17–22
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The estimated prevalence of elevated blood pressure in Bahamian adolescents is relatively high. The prevalence of 8.9% is comparable to those in the region. Researchers advise yearly screening in reducing the cardiovascular disease risk profile.
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Objective: To determine the prevalence of elevated blood pressure (EBP) in Bahamian adolescents.
 
Accepted: 
18 Mar, 2015
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e-Published: 28 Apr, 2015

Physical Activity Levels of Senior Secondary School Students in Ibadan, Western Nigeria

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Pages: 
529–34
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Inactivity and low levels of physical activity are predisposing factors to many chronic diseases which are showing an increase in prevalence in sub-Saharan Africa generally. This study showed that adolescents are not involved in adequate physical activities that could safeguard their present and future well-being.

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e-Published: 15 Oct, 2013

HIV/AIDS Knowledge and Sexual Behaviour among Junior High School Students in New Providence, Bahamas

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.169
Pages: 
318–22
Synopsis: 
Junior high schools students in New Providence, Bahamas, have fairly accurate knowledge of HIV/AIDS but misconceptions regarding transmission are still prevalent.

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Objective: To determine accuracy of knowledge and sexual behaviour patterns of junior high school students in New Providence towards HIV/AIDS and identify gender variations.

Methods: A cross-sectional study with cluster sampling of classrooms was undertaken at two schools utilizing a questionnaire. SPSS was used for statistical analysis.

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e-Published: 14 Aug, 2013

Knowledge, Attitude and Behaviour for Choosing Oral Hygiene Aids among Students of Management Institutes, Ghaziabad, India

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2012.325
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A cross-sectional study of 1224 students revealed that selection of oral hygiene products was based more on parental influence. There seems to be a lack of knowledge and awareness about how to choose a dentifrice and toothbrush
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Objective: There is a lot of information available about various oral hygiene aids used for the maintenance of oral hygiene and the prevention of oral diseases but the reason why people choose a particular product is under-reported. This study sought to assess the knowledge, attitudes and behaviour of choosing oral hygiene aids among students of management institutes in Ghaziabad, India.
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19 Feb, 2013
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e-Published: 18 Feb, 2014

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Sleep: a ‘Wake-up’ Call

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2012.306
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With growing stress levels among students, sleep problems have become a common affair and significant gaps in sleep education exist today among medical students. Health hazards of sleep deprivation include anxiety, depression, hypertension, obesity, diabetes, breast malignancy, increased error rate at work, decreased dexterity and adverse impact on academic performance.
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13 Dec, 2012
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e-Published: 18 Feb, 2014

Pre-published Manuscript

This manuscript has been assigned to a volume and issue but has not yet been published. It is either being edited, typeset or is in the proof stage of publication.
In the pre-published stage, this manuscript may contain statements, opinions, and information that have errors in facts, figures, or interpretation. Any final changes in this manuscript will be made at the time of publication and will be reflected in the final electronic version of the issue. The editors and authors and their respective employees are not responsible or liable for the use of any such inaccurate or misleading data, opinion or information contained in the articles in this section.

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