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A 25-year Association of Rainfall and Temperature Anomalies with Type 1 Diabetes Incidence in Caribbean Children

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2017.145
Synopsis: 
This study identified an epidemic increase of Type 1 diabetes cases in 2006-2007 among children in the US Virgin Islands. From 1980 to 2005, Type 1 diabetes epidemics occurred in children when above normal rainfall combined with below normal temperature.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To determine if rainfall and temperature anomalies are associated with epidemics of Type 1 diabetes among children in the US Virgin Islands.

Accepted: 
12 Dec, 2017
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e-Published: 19 Dec, 2017

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A 25-year Association of Rainfall and Temperature Anomalies with Type 1 Diabetes Incidence in Caribbean Children

DOI: 
Pages: 
Synopsis: 
This study identified an epidemic increase of Type 1 diabetes cases in 2006-2007 among children in the US Virgin Islands. From 1980 to 2005, Type 1 diabetes epidemics occurred in children when above normal rainfall combined with below normal temperature.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To determine if rainfall and temperature anomalies are associated with epidemics of type 1 diabetes among children in the US Virgin Islands.

Accepted: 
12 Dec, 2017
Journal Sections: 
Journal Authors: 
e-Published: 14 Dec, 2017

Disclaimer

Manuscripts that are Published Ahead of Print have been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by the Editorial Board of the West Indian Medical Journal. They may appear in their original format and may not be copy edited or formatted in the style guide of this Journal. While accepted manuscripts are not yet assigned a volume, issue or page numbers, they can be cited using the DOI and date of e-publication. See our Instructions for Authors on how to properly cite manuscripts at this stage. The contents of the manuscript may change before it is published in its final form. Manuscripts in this section will be removed once they have been issued to a volume and issue, but will still retain the DOI and date of e-publication.

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