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Contemporary Social Problems

by: Katerina Kushla

Contemporary Social Problems SO 1103

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Week 6 Chapter 2: Physical and Mental Health
Contemporary Social Problems
Laura Jean Kerr
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Date Created: 09/23/16
Chapter 2: Physical and Mental Health and Health Care Week 6 9/21-23/16 The Global Context: Patterns of Health Worldwide Countries are often classified into one of three broad categories according to economic status - Developed Countries have relatively high gross national income and have economies made up of many different industries - Developing Countries (less developed) have relatively low gross national income and their economies are much simpler - Least Developed Countries are the poorest countries of the world Life Expectancy and Mortality Mortality is the incidence of death in a population (rate) Life expectancy the average number of years individuals born in a given year can expect to live (age) Life Expectancy and Mortality - Morbidity presence of frequency of illness, symptoms, and impairments - Infant Mortality – number of deaths of live born infants under 1 year of age o Infant Mortality Rate: The number of deaths of live born infants under 1 year of age per 1000 live births o Under-5 Mortality Rate: Refers to the rate of deaths of children under age 5 Life Expectancy and Mortality Maternal Mortality Rates: - A measure of deaths that result from complication associated with pregnancy and childbirth - The most common causes of maternal death are hemorrhage, infection, high blood pressure during pregnancy and unsafe abortion Social Factors of Health - Socioeconomic Status (SES) o Income o Access to healthcare - Gender Discrimination o Men have lower life expectancy - Race, Ethnicity, and Health


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