Flashcards in Chapter 17: Human Biology And Culture Change Deck (4)
What caused severe epidemics in pre-industrialized cities?
Inadequate sanitary living conditions and over crowding.
What is the epidemiologic transition, and what are its causes?
The epidemiologic transition is an increase in life expectancy caused by death rates being mostly caused by non infectious diseases rather than infectious.
How does breast feeding affect fertility?
Breast feeding delays the return of a women's period due to the fact that if breast feeding is taking place, another child is less likely to receive any breast milk from the already born child that is currently breast feeding.