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Human Biology of Afro-Caribbean Populations


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1. The African slave trade and the Caribbean; 2. Obesity, hypertension and non-insulin-dependent diabetes; 3. Infectious disease epidemiology and Afro-Caribbean populations; 4. Population genetics of Afro-Caribbean groups; 5. Demography of Afro-Caribbean groups; 6. The Afro-Caribbean population in Limon, Costa Rica; References.

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First published in 2006, this is a comprehensive review of the health, demography and population genetics of Caribbean populations of African descent.

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Lorena Madrigal is Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of South Florida and has worked on historical demography, population genetics, disease and modernization and the genetics of longevity. She has also published Statistics for Anthropology (1998; ISBN 0521 577861 paperback).


"An important resource for human biologists...provides a useful summary of broad epidemiologic, demographic, and population-genetic patterns among Caribbean's of African Descent and it is a valuable entry point to the literature in this area." Clarence C. Gravlee, American Journal of Human Biology

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