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close this bookDisaster Reports : The Effects of Hurricane David. 1979, on the Population of Dominica (PAHO)
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View the documentAcknowledgements
View the documentSummary
View the document1. Introduction
View the document2. Purpose and methodology
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View the document3.1. Response
View the document3.2. The population sample
close this folder3.3. Socio-economic overview
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View the document3.3.1. Hurricane damage and reconstruction
View the document3.3.2. Perception of the effects of hurricane David
close this folder3.4. Injuries
View the document3.4.1. Characteristics of the injured population
View the document3.4.2. The occurrence, causes and nature of the injuries
View the document3.4.3. Medical help for the injured
View the document3.5. Pregnancy
View the document3.6 Communicable diseases
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View the documentAnnex 1 : Questions asked about injury
View the documentAnnex 2 : Questions asked about pregnancy


This study has been carried out jointly by the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine of the University of West Indies (Professor R. Standard, Head) and the Center for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters of the Catholic University of Louvain in Brussels (Professor M.F. Lechat, Head). The investigation has been made possible with the cooperation and assistance from officials of the Government of Dominica and numerous others. Hr. O. Symes, Permanent Secretary and Dr. D. Mc Intyre, Coordinator of Health Services of the Ministry of Health, provided their assistance throughout this study. Miss J. Alfred, who selected and organized the interviewers, was instrumental in the success of the interviews. Professor K. Standard, Dr. W.C. Dyer and Dr. E. Garret, from the University of West Indies, Professor M.F. Lechat and Dr. H. De Bruycker, Dr. A. Coles (Ph.D, Geography) and Mrs. C. Boucquey, from the Catholic University of Louvain, were responsible for the inception and completion of the study. Professor A. Bouckaert, Mrs. C. Misson and Mr. Y. de Kettenis of the Department of Epidemiology of the Catholic University of Louvain assisted in the analysis of the data. Partial funding of this project was provided by the Pan American Health Organization, Regional Office of the World Health Organization for the Americas, through a grant to the University of West Indies.