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Jamaican Healthcare Practices

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â?¢ Describe the cultural group Jamaican. Include demographic and census data, ethnic and cultural health practices, religious belief systems, language, nutrition, literacy, and education.

â?¢ Describe and interpret health beliefs of the cultural group in relation to both health and illness.

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The population of Jamaica is estimated at over 2.8 million, and over 90% of the population of Jamaica is of African descent, and while there are other minority groups that make up the Jamaican population, this is the group that usually comes to mind when an individual pictures Jamaica. In addition to this large group of Jamaicans of African descent, Jamaicans of mixed racial backgrounds make up the second most numerous racial group within Jamaica, and form an integral part of this island's society, and can be found in every area of the island, from the cities, to the smallest country ...

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