10451 - Cardiology Practice in Grenada, West Indies...

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Cardiology Practice in Grenada, West Indies Presented by: Peter G. Bourne, M.D., M.A. and Rozann Hansford, R.N
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Introduction Grenada is a three island Caribbean nation and a member of the Windward Islands Sister islands: Grenada, Carriacou and Petit Martinique Total land area: 133 miles squared Population: 89,000 (U.S. Census,2001)
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Map of Grenada
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Mortality Indicators Life expectancy at birth: Male…….62.7 Female… 66.3 Infant Mortality Rate: reported (less than one year) 19.5 per 1,000 live birth PAHO, 2001
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Socioeconomic Profile GNP per capita…. ..6,330.00 (2001) GDP growth rate….8.2% (2001) Adult literacy rate…85% (1996) Annual national health expenditure, proportion of GDP……………. .2.4% (2001) Major industry:Tourism and agriculture (cocoa, nutmeg, bananas) PAHO, 2001
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Mortality and Morbidity Profile Rapid economic development has caused an epidemiological shift in disease pattern Heart disease, cancer and diabetes are leading causes of death (previously infectious disease and malnutrition)
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Mortality and Morbidity Profile (con’t) Disease transition has created need for programs aimed at prevention, treatment and diagnosis of chronic diseases No cardiologist or cardiovascular prevention program existed in Grenada prior to the year 2000
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