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Healthy Future

Right to A Healthy Future

Many do not have access to education, treatment and care. Act today to change tomorrow.

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Women and Diabetes

Diabetes is a leading cause of death among women. Access to essential diabetes medicines and technologies, self-management education and information are key to achieve optimal diabetes outcomes. Act today to change tomorrow.

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Utility of BMI and Abdominal Obesity Indices

Globally, the prevalence of overweight and obesity in childhood is increasing. In the Caribbean, at least one in every five children carries unhealthy weight, and risks developing chronic diseases like diabetes in adulthood. In Trinidad and Tobago one in four, one in three, and 25% of school-aged children have been reported to be overweight or obese. This study examined the prevalence of overweight and obesity among 6 to 13 year-old Tobagonian school children utilizing body mass index (BMI) and other abdominal obesity indices, and described the relationships among them.

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