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What is meant by the death rate?
Number of deaths per 1000 of the population
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How much change in death rate between 1900 and 2012?
Little change
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How has the death rate changed in the UK since 1900?
Stayed roughly the same. At times incraesed, but then decreased.
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Why did the death rate rise between 1930 and 1940?
It was the period of great economic depression, followed by World war 2
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What 5 factors caused the decline in death rates from infections?
Improved nutrition, Medical improvements, Smoking & diet, Public health measures, Other social changes
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How has Improved nutrition led to a decline in death rate from infections?
Increased resistance to infection and increased survival chances of the infected.
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How has Medical improvements led to a decline in death rate from infections?
People were treated and cured more efficiently and accurately.
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How has Smoking & diet led to a decline in death rate from infections?
Laws on smoking reduce number of people dying of associated conditions. Health risks are better advertised. People have better diets.
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How has Public health measures led to a decline in death rate from infections?
More effective central government and local government, with the power to pass and enforce laws. Eg housing and water improvements
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What are some other social changes that have led to a decline in death rate from infections?
Decline in dangerous occupations, e.g mining. Smaller families reduce teh spread of infections. People have greater knowledge on the causes of the infections. People have higher incomes and thus can have healthier lifestyles
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