Lecture 3 - 03:13 Howdoyoumeasurehealthinapopulation?

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03:13 How do you measure health in a population? Life expectancy- lacks variation in what people are dying from, # of children who die  before age 1 in a given year/ # live births in a given year Infant mortality rate- # of person-years lived above age/# of people alive at that age Healthy life expectancy- # of healthy person years lived above some age/ # of people  who are alive at that age (healthy person years is the number of years a person  has  lived minus the years that they spent being sick) What is killing us? LLY (i)- life years lost to cause i- life expectancy minus age died at YLD (i)- years of life lived with disability because of cause i DALY- disability adjusted life years, or years lost to disability =  i (LLYi) +  i (YLDi) Σ Σ We area able to say what things have a burden on the health of a population and what  we want to focus on and allocate more money to
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Lecture 3 - 03:13 Howdoyoumeasurehealthinapopulation?

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