Week 8 - Part 2 - Measurement of, and Changing Trends in Health & Illness

Week 8 - Part 2 - Measurement of, and Changing Trends in Health & Illness

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Important Terms Epidemiology Mortality - Number of deaths Morbidity - Incidents of illness UK Causes of Death 1900 1995 2000 Influenza/Pneumonia Cancer Cancer Tuberculosis Heart Disease Heart Disease Gastroenteritis Stroke Pneumonia Heart Disease Pneumonia Stroke Stroke Lung Disease Lung Disease Kidney Disease Accidents Accidents Accidents Suicide Suicide Cancer Diabetes Liver Disease Diseases of Infancy Liver Disease Diabetes Life Expectancy Which countries do you think most differ?: - Highest LE - Japan (74.5) - Lowest LE - Sierra Leone (25.9) How much is that difference?: - 48.6 years. Problems with Measurement Mortality/Morbidity/Illness rates. - No indication of quality. Why Do You Think Such Differences Exist? - Child mortality - Affects overall expectancy - Dirty water - Availability of resources - Economis situations - Difficult for them to improve own conditions. WHO Survey
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Week 8 - Part 2 - Measurement of, and Changing Trends in Health & Illness

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