J P Moutet

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This study was designed to estimate the prevalence of hypertension in Guadeloupe, the French West Indies, and to evaluate the risk factors associated with hypertension in the largest ethnic group, that of African origin. Households were randomly selected using a two-stage systematic sample of districts and then of houses; all adults aged 18 years in the(More)
Diabetes mellitus is now among the ten leading causes of death in the Caribbean. Studies of the prevalence of dysglycaemic disorders and risk factors for diabetes are necessary in order to design and implement tailored prevention programmes. The present study is of a representative sample of the adult population in Guadeloupe. The estimated prevalence of(More)
A study was conducted between January 1984 and March 1985 to determine the prevalence of diabetes in the adult population of Guadeloupe (18 years of age and over). A two-step sampling frame, using a sampling fraction of 0.46%, where the primary units were composed of districts and where sub-units were households, was used. The household refusal rate was(More)
This study bears upon the patterns of alcohol consumption in Guadeloupe (French West Indies), and has been carried out over a representative sample of adults. Each subject was questioned about his or her consumption of alcoholic drinks and a blood sample taken to measure the biological indicators of chronic alcohol consumption. The resulting mean(More)
The authors compare the relative validity of HbA1c and fructosamine as indices of long-term blood glucose levels in population with a common occurrence of haemoglobinopathies. HbA1c levels in patients with haemoglobinopathies do not reflect the glucidic status of patients when compared to HbA1c levels in reference population. Validity of the fructosamine(More)
Thirteen epidemiological studies of the relations between electromagnetic fields and childhood cancers have been published. Eleven have shown some associations between the presumed intensity of exposure to residential magnetic fields and the childhood cancers incidence, either for all cancers or for the 3 most frequent types (leukaemias, brain tumours and(More)
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