D&D4 - Evan Devine Death and Dying 2-4-08 Demography of...

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Evan Devine Death and Dying 2-4-08 Demography of Death: Germany Germany’s current population is about 83 million people, which makes it the second most populous country in Europe after Russia (Chan). It is also Europe’s largest economy. The age structure is as follows: %14 0-14 years, %66 15-64 years, and 19% 65 and over, with the median age being 43 years (Chan). The lifespan is 76 years for males and 82 years for females. With the birth rate being around eight percent and the death rate being around nine percent, the population growth rate is now in the negatives (-.033). Also, the infant mortality rate is a low 3.62% per 1000 births (Chan). With these few facts its easy to see that Germany is a modern healthy country, if not one of the healthiest, but there are still many causes of death that are reflections of the lifestyles the people live. The causes of death for a country are somewhat indicative as to what type of lifestyle is lived in that country. The top cause of death is heart disease, with it killing thirty percent of the population each year. Germans
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This essay was uploaded on 04/15/2008 for the course SOCA 223 taught by Professor N during the Spring '08 term at WVU.

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