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Author Madrigal, Lorena.

Title Human biology of Afro-Caribbean populations / Lorena Madrigal
Published Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 251 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Cambridge studies in biological and evolutionary anthropology ; 45
Cambridge studies in biological and evolutionary anthropology ; 45
Contents Cover; Half-title; Series-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgments; 1 The African slave trade and the Caribbean; 2 Obesity, hypertension, and non-insulin-dependent diabetes in Afro-Caribbean populations: an evolutionary overview; 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 Limón, Costa Rica; References; Index
Summary A comprehensive review of the health, demography and population genetics of Carribbean populations of African descent. It provides an evolutionary framework for understanding the epidemiology of diseases such as hypertension and diabetes, and the effects of infectious disease on the genetic make-up of these populations
Notes "Ecology"--Cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-245) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Blacks -- Diseases -- Caribbean Area.
Demographic anthropology -- Caribbean Area.
Human biology -- Caribbean Area.
Human population genetics -- Caribbean Area.
Physical anthropology -- Caribbean Area.
African Continental Ancestry Group.
Anthropology, Physical -- methods.
Genetics, Population -- methods.
Indians, Central American.
Caribbean Region.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0511224133
0511225474 (electronic bk.)
0511226047 (electronic bk.)
0511542496 (ebook)
0521819318 (hardback)
9780511225475 (electronic bk.)
9780511226045 (electronic bk.)
9780511542497 (ebook)
9780521819312 (hardback)