Mortality from diabetes mellitus in Jamaica.

  title={Mortality from diabetes mellitus in Jamaica.},
  author={S I Alleyne and John Kennedy Cruickshank and A L Golding and Errol Morrison},
  journal={Bulletin of the Pan American Health Organization},
  volume={23 3},
Mortality data for 8,799 Jamaican diabetics who died between 1970 and 1979 were collected by reviewing the death certificates of all jamaicans that were recorded for that period. Diabetes was found to account for 6.5% of all deaths; 62% of these deaths occurred among females; and diabetics were found to die earlier than nondiabetics. There was also underreporting of diabetes in the official Registrar General's statistics, in that about a third of the descendents who had diabetes recorded on… CONTINUE READING

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