Political Soc 13 - Power and the Global Community(1)

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Unformatted text preview: Everyone deserves the chance for a healthy, productive life. - The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation How do sociologists measure the health of populations? The most common measures of the health of populations are: morbidity life expectancy mortality In developing countries, infectious and parasitic diseases (HIV, tuberculosis, diarrhea, measles, and malaria) are the major threat to health. 1 billion people in the world do not have clean drinking water. 1 out of every 4 deaths under the age of 5 worldwide is due to a water-related disease. Nearly 80% of illnesses in developing countries are linked to poor water and sanitation conditions. Go to http://thewaterproject.org/ and save a life for just $10. 2.6 billion people, or about 40% of the worlds population, do not have access to a toilet. Go to www.peepoople.com and learn about the peepoo toilet. YouTube interview with Jack Sim, founder of World Toilet Organization at 33 million people are HIV-infected. 96% live in developing nations. Donors give $10 billion a year, but controlling the epidemic would cost about $27 billion a year. More than 1.5 million people die each year from malaria. http://www.buyanet.ca/ Each year, tuberculosis infects about 9 million people and kills about 2 million. Go to www.theglobalfund.org Malnutrition accounts for about 53% of deaths before age 5 in developing nations. U.N. World Food Programme website at http://www.wfp.org Obesity in the United States An adult who has a body mass index of 25 29.9 is considered overweight. An adult who has a body mass index of 30 or higher is considered obese. About 34% of U.S. adults aged 20 and over are obese. If you are obese, you are more likely to have high blood pressure, get diabetes, suffer from coronary artery disease, have a stroke, get osteoarthritis, have sleep apnea, get cancer, have fatal liver disease, have gallbladder disease, have fertility and pregnancy problems. BMI 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 Height Body Weight 58 91 96 100 105 110 115 119 124 129 134 138 143 148 153 158 162 59 94 99 104 109 114 119 124 128 133 138 143 148 153 158 163 168 60 97 102 107 112 118 123 128 133 138 143 148 153 158 163...
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