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Name:_Meng Wu___ Ch. 21 Health and Medicine* Ch. 21 - Health and Medicine* 1. What share of the U.S. population is overweight? 2/3 of U.S. adults are overweight. 1/4 of children are overweight. 2. As technology reduces infectious diseases in poor countries, what is the effect of population? Populations increase rapidly. In poor nations, infectious diseases are widespread because of malnutrition and poor sanitation. As industrialization raises living standards, people become healthier. Industrial technology also creates new threats to health. 3. What three factors are Americans most apt. to die from? Chronic illness: Heart disease Cancer stroke 4. What is social epidemiology? Study of the distribution of health and illness in a population. 5. What are young Americans most apt. to die from? Accidents Young people do fall victim to accidents and, more recently, to acquired immune deficiency syndrome. 6.
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This note was uploaded on 11/17/2011 for the course SOCIOLOGY 101 taught by Professor Jackallen during the Spring '09 term at Seattle Central Community College.

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