Global health patterns Flashcards Preview

Geography - population and the environment > Global health patterns > Flashcards

Flashcards in Global health patterns Deck (15):
1

what is health?

a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being

2

what is morbidity?

illness and reporting of disease

3

what is mortality?

the death of people

4

what is attack rate?

the number of cases of a disease diagnosed in an area divided by the total population over the period of epidemic

5

what is infant mortality?

the number of deaths of children under the age of 1 year

6

what is case mortality?

the number of people divided by the disease divided by the number of those diagnosed as having the disease

7

what is crude death rate?

the number of deaths per 1,000 per year

8

what are non-communicable diseases?

a medical condition or disease that is by definition non-transmissiable among people

9

what are communicable diseases?

infectious diseases that can be passed on e.g aids

10

as societies and nations develop...

the economic and social conditions in which people live should improve

11

economic developments linked with improved health include -

technology to improve food productivity
improved transport, infrastructure
investment in drainage and sewage
trading of resources

12

social developments with improved health include-

improved sanitation
better education
advances in medical technology
better training for doctors nurses etc
aid programmes

13

health in world affairs

Ebola

14

why was more not done to control the disease before it became and epidemic in spring 2014?

governements of affected countries lacked ...
-finances to provide adequate medical treatment
-healthcare officials
-infrastructure to warn people
-lack of awareness amongst most countries
-lack of international support
-poor housing conditions,dirty water

15

where in the UK has the lowest life expectancy?

Glasgow