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Healthy Caribbean Coalition Makes Presentation To Regional Chief Medical Officers Of Health

The Extent of the Chronic Disease (CVD, Diabetes, Cancer and Lung Disease) Problem

35 million chronic disease deaths occurred in 2005 out of a total 58 million deaths worldwide
4 Caribbean countries have the highest prevalence of diabetes in the Americas (12 – 16%)
HBP contributes to 45 % of all heart and blood vessel diseases. Approximately 20% of adult Barbadians have HBP and fewer than 20% of these are well controlled
More than half of all adult Barbadian females, and more than quarter of males, are obese or overweight
Diabetes and HBP : 8% of GDP in T & T  more......

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