Exploring Demographic Factors on Rheumatic Heart Disease in Samoa: Gill Lab at Brigham Young University
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Rheumatic Heart Disease, Spatial Analysis, Samoa, Diseases of Poverty
- Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD) continues to plague Samoan youth despite the discovery of simple prevention methods decades ago (1).
- It has been known for some time that the two main Samoan islands, Savai’i and Upolu, have differences in the rate of RHD occurrence.
- However, there is a need for further investigation as to the causes of these differences.
- Upolu has a larger population as well as a more westernized society while Savai’i continues to be more rural and traditional.
- I hypothesize that there are many social and environmental factors that contribute to this difference between RHD prevalence in the islands of Samoa including differing population density and work environments and philosophies.
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Nielson, Bryce, "Exploring Demographic Factors on Rheumatic Heart Disease in Samoa: Gill Lab at Brigham Young University" (2021). Library/Life Sciences Undergraduate Poster Competition 2021. 22.
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