End of Smith�s reading - geo 303

End of Smith�s reading - geo 303 - Infant mortality...

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End of Smith’s reading (black lung)  16:47 Once the work place became automated and mechanized, more dust and  exposure/longer work hours were emplaced and it was worse for the workers (killing  machines)  - X-rays did not always correlate with black lung, and vice versa.  The Social Construct of Black lung - what is Smith’s main point? - How does she make this point? - Are you convinced by her argument? * she writes well, however she is persuasive and it would be better for her to write with  less care. 
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16:47 CDR – Crude death rate = count of deaths for a given place during a specific time  period/population of that area. – not being adjusted for anything. 
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Unformatted text preview: Infant mortality rate = the number of deaths occurring in babies in their first year of life in an area divided by the number of live births during the period. IMF is crude. Age specific rate meaning it is not influenced by the population age structure. - not usually a gender specific rate (not male/female, just age) Prevalence = no. of existing cases on a specific date/no. of people in the population on this date. Incidence = number of disease onsets/size of the population at risk. - no how to calculate the incidence factor. When a disease has a short duration (flu) incidence may be high, but prevalence may be low. 16:47...
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This note was uploaded on 03/10/2012 for the course GEOG 303 taught by Professor Nancyross during the Winter '12 term at McGill.

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