Jamaica is a island with an total population just under 3 million people it is foundeeds in the caribbean ,which has only been recently reported that it has a high percentage of obesity, diabetes and hypertension. Jamaica is not that big of a island but it does indeed have a lot of people cooking food which leads to obesity and diabetes. Obesity and diabetes are both caused by eating to much and moving to little, the symptoms are known for body fat and very high blood pressure. In jamaica they boiled their green bananas and wheat bread this is where the the most common high carbohydrate foods consumed by Jamaicans.
Chicken was one of the most popular meat they had, while carrots and callaloo is the most highly consumed vegetables. It was evident that Jamaicans eat a sizeable amount of foods high in fat, cheese, eggs and butter. Interestingly enough , using these foods decreased with the onset of diabetes, hypertension and obesity. About 2.8 million people pass away each year in a result of being overweight or obese. Also heart disease deaths in Jamaica has reached a total number of deaths 2,166 or 12.11%.
The age Death Rate is about 77.16 per 100,000 of population ranks Jamaica. Jamaica’s creaky system constantly springs leaks that goes to the scarce water into the filthy streets unexpectedly. More than half of the water that the NWC produces for Kingston ends up seeping out of leaky pipes or siphoned off by illegal connections.
It cost around $1,000 to install a storage tank so that they would have water for cooking and bathing.Schools around the area would cancel school for days at a time due to water shortages. Some Jamaicans have found ways for better water access. Although some People were very mad or furious about having their water shut off in the first place. Some Jamaicans was resorting to separated their water from untreated sources, which is a health concern, according to Myrton Smith, the president of the Medical Association of Jamaica.Many Jamaicans also use other things to keep their water safe like for instance, they would put them in barrels ,juggs, bottles and other containers to store water for outages and those can become breeding grounds for mosquitoes that carry diseases like Chikungunya, Zika virus, and dengue fever and ect.In addition this happens to cause more deaths than there ever was.
Agricultural production has been beneficial to the region’s tumultuous weather, which includes seasonal hurricanes and occasional drought and ect. Jamaica also produces a wide variety of produce for domestic consumption, making a lot of money.Also known as cash crops.In 1996 the country produced 237,943 a lot of sugar, its highest output since 1980.
Of this total, 181,183 metric tons of sugar were exported, earning US$109 million.