5 Measures of Health

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  • Measures of health
    • Under 5 mortality rate
    • Life expectancy
      • :) more years of vitality?
        • :( more years of poverty?
    • Height: affected by nutrition.
      • Stunted growth > poor diet > poverty-related illness
      • John Strauss and Duncan Thomas: taller men earn more money in Brazil. A 1% increase in height > 7% increase in income in a middle income country.
    • BMI
      • Reflects short-term and long-term health and nutrition.
    • UN definition of health: 'a state of complete mental, physical and social well-being and not merely an absence of disease and infirmity.'


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