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Drinking SmokeThe Tobacco Syndemic in Oceania$
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Mac Marshall

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780824836856

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824836856.001.0001

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U.S. Associated Micronesia

U.S. Associated Micronesia

Pacific Smoke Inhalation Case Study Number 2

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(p.164) Chapter 9 U.S. Associated Micronesia
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Drinking Smoke
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Mac Marshall

Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824836856.003.0009

This chapter enumerates “smoking diseases” in Micronesia. Diseases of the heart and the cardiovascular system take a heavy toll in the place. They were the leading cause of death on Palau between 1998 and 2002. In a mortality analysis that covered the entire Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) for the period from 1990 to 2003, coronary heart disease was the leading cause of registered deaths. Moreover, cerebrovascular diseases rank as the number three cause of death on Guam and in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), although other sources show them to rank in fourth place on Guam from 1996 to 2001. For the entire FSM over the period from 1990 to 2003, stroke was the fourth leading cause of registered deaths among adults ages forty-five to sixty-four. The remainder of the chapter studies other smoking diseases in FSM.

Keywords:   smoking diseases, coronary heart disease, cardiovascular system, cerebrovascular diseases, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia

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