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Measuring Health and Disease

Mortality rate number of deaths in a defined

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Unformatted text preview: ression of the disease in a diseased person Reduce case fatality (of the people that have the disease, how many people have died) or case disability (of the people with the disease, how many are affected by it) ratio Measures of severity: how bad is the impact of the disease? Mortality rate: Number of deaths in a defined population in a period of time Morbidity rate: Extent of disability a person suffers Premature mortality: death before the age you would have died at had the disease not occurred infant mortality: before 12 months of age Child mortality: under 5 years of age Case fatality ratio: proportion of those with a disease who die of that disease Case disability ratio: proportion of those diagnosed with the disease who have disability Challenges...
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