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Small Island states in crisis: the economic impact of lifestyle diseases in the South Pacific

Szmedra, P. and Sharma, Kanhaiya L. (2007) Small Island states in crisis: the economic impact of lifestyle diseases in the South Pacific. Journal of Third World Studies, 24 (2). pp. 45-61. ISSN 8755-3449

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Abstract

The article examines the impact of non-communicable diseases (NCD) or lifestyle illnesses to the economy of the South Pacific region. Lifestyle illnesses are attributed to improved living standards as people practices increased consumption of high fat diets and use of alcohol and tobacco. The incidence of diseases is occurring in the younger population who are then restricted of the ability to contribute to the economic well being of his family, in supporting children's education and results in a cycle of poverty that is difficult to break. The illness gives individuals the burden of lost productivity and the emotional burden through the pain and suffering caused.

Item Type: Journal Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) > School of Economics
Depositing User: Ms Mereoni Camailakeba
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2007 10:46
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2012 19:17
URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/320
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