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Group 1. Purpose: To present a Health Situational Analysis of the Older Persons in Barbados . Perspective of Ageing in the Caribbean. INTRODUCTION.

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group 1

Group 1

Purpose:

To present a Health Situational Analysis of the Older Persons in Barbados

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This increase is determined by a series of events, namely:(1) significant decline in mortality leading to an increase in population(2) fertility rate decline which leads to a decrease in the younger population and a trend towards an increased population of older age groups and(3) increased life expectancy

demographics barbados
Demographics Barbados
  • Total population 275000
    • Males 132 =48%
    • Females 143 =52%
  • Age Index Pop> 15 yrs 20.6%
  • Pop 60 yrs and over 16.5%
  • Pop 80 yrs and over 3.6%
  • Median Age 34.7%
  • Total life Expectancy at birth 74.9 male/79 female
  • Total Fertility rate 1.5 births per woman
  • Infant mortality rate fluctuated between 13 -14 per 1,000 live births in the period 2002 to 2003.
socioeconomics
Socioeconomics

The Barbados economy grew at an annual average rate of 3% from 1993 until 2000. Following a short-lived

recession in 2001, the growth trend resumed by mid-2002 and by 2006, it was estimated at about 3.7% per

annum. In the period 1991 to 1994, per capita income fell below the 1990 level of US $5,750. However, with

sustained economic growth post-1994, per capita income rose from US $6,000, to US $7,000, to US $9,050

and US $10,0004 in 1995, 2000, 2005 and 2007, respectively. (US$1.00 = BD$2.00).

socioeconomics1
Socioeconomics
  • Health Services GDP 5.1% - 5.6%
  • Access health Care- Free at point of Delivery funded through general taxation
    • persons 65 years and over; b) children under 16 years of age; and c) persons who receive prescribed Formulary
    • Drugs for the treatment of hypertension, diabetes, cancer, asthma and/or epilepsy.
risk of illness of death
Risk of illness of death
  • Major challenge morbidity and mortality related to NCD e.g diabetes, hypertension cancer, obesity
organization of health services
Organization of Health Services
  • Comprehensive health care is provided through a network of primary, acute, secondary and tertiary care institutions that ensures appropriate care to every member of the family.
recommendations
Recommendations
  • Specific health Indicators related older persons
    • Collection of data in related to NCD and age-related diseases e.gAlzheimers
    • Challenge is inconsistencies data from relevant sources
recommendations contin
RECOMMENDATIONS contin…
  • Conduct surveys
  • Research on social indicators affecting the aged.
  • Desegregate data of age 65 +and sex( housing, education statistics etc)