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Healthy Caribbean Coalition - The Chronic Disease problem in the Caribbean – civil society perspective

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The Chronic Disease problem in the Caribbean – civil society perspective

The Chronic Disease problem in the Caribbean – civil society perspective, Twelfth OECS Health Ministers Meeting, 11th September 2009 - Prof. Trevor A. Hassell, Chairman of the Healthy Caribbean Coalition, Chairman of the National Commission for Chronic Non Communicable disease, Barbados

“Three primary risk factors (tobacco, poor diet and physical inactivity) and three intermediate risk factors (hypertension, obesity and diabetes) lead to three diseases (heart disease, lung disease and cancer) resulting in 50% of all deaths”

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