Health Study Caribbean Netherlands

These are the first results taken from the Health Study Caribbean Netherlands. For this news release, they have been focused on lifestyle. The first results of the study on the degree of protection against infectious diseases will become available later this year. The Health Study Caribbean Netherlands is to be used in the preparation of public health reports for each island and provides an important basis for the local authorities in shaping public health policies on the islands. The information about unhealthy behaviour is important because such behaviour may lead to diseases such as diabetes, various forms of cancer and cardiovascular disorders.