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  • Created on: 17-04-14 11:52


 The death rate has fallen because we have an ageing population. This is because:

  • Tranter - death rate has fallen because fewer people die from infectious diseases e.g. smallpox
  • Improved nutrition
  • Medical improvments
  • "As late as the 1930s, levels of obstetric knowledge and technique were so poor that they were more likely to increase rather decrease death rates in chilbirth."
  • Introduction of antibiotics, widespread immunisation, blood transfusions, higher standards of midwifery


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