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1. Most mental health problems are not associated with deaths. However, they cause an enormous amount of disability. Several parasitic infections, such as schistosomiasis, also cause very few deaths, but enormous amounts of illness and disability. It we measured the health of a population with an important burden of schistosomiasis and mental illness only by measuring deaths, we would miss a major component of morbidity and disability and would seriously overestimate the health of that population. 2. The leading cause of death worldwide is Ischemic heart disease. The three leading causes of death of children in the developed world are perinatal conditions, congenital anomalies, and road traffic accidents. The three
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Unformatted text preview: leading risk factors for deaths in high-income countries are smoking, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. 3. Afghanistan: 41,160/22,930,000 = 0.0018 = about 2 in 1,000 people Argentina: 430/37,981,000 = 1.13 x 10-5 = 0.0000113 = about 1 in 100,000 people Brazil: 17,330/176,257,000 = 0.1 = about 1 in 10 people Cuba: 230/11,271,000 = 2.04 x 10-5 = 0.0000204 = about 2 in 100,000 people Nigeria: 134,460/120,911,000 = 0.0011 = about 1 in 1,000 people USA: 1,490/291,038,000 = 5.12 x 10-6 = about 5 in 1,000,000 4. 1.600/1,049,549,000 = 1.5 x 10-6 = 0.0000015 = about 2 in 1,000,000 people 5. 6. a. b....
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2009 for the course BME 301 taught by Professor Schmidt during the Spring '09 term at University of Texas.

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