Jacobsen Sections 1.1, 1.2, and 1.3
Health is not just the absence of disease, nor is it just medical - it is holistic well-being
and varies culturally.
Medicine focuses on individuals health; public health focuses on population health
Review material for Exam 1
Memorize the WHO Constitution definition of health.
A state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence
of disease or infirmity
Lecture 8: OBESITY
Subramanian - Weight of nations: a socioeconomic analysis of women in low- to middle-income
Study assessed correlation between overweight+BMI and SES in low- and middleincome countries
cross-sectional analysis of representat
1. Distinguish between eradication, elimination, and control of a disease
Eradication- no new infections occurring anywhere in the world (smallpox), and the disease is
not in circulation
Elimination- complete and permanent worldwide reduction o
Immunizations One of most successful and cost-effective public health interventions
o Global eradication of smallpox
o Regional elimination of polio and measles
o 90% reductions in morbidity and mortality from diphtheria, tetanus, an
What is atherosclerosis?
Walls of arteries that carry oxygen-rich blood from heart to the body thicken and harden
compromising blood flow and oxygenation
Coronary heart disease may results which causes reduced blood flow to heart
Hypertension is a modifiable risk factor
o If untreated it is a major contributor to risk of stroke and increases risk of heart failure
o Recommend treating people with borderline hypertension
General trend that large proportion o
Exam 1 Study Guide
WHO Constitution definition of health
A state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease of
What is the difference between medicine and public health?