Health - Keywords and Definitions

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Health
A state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing
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Mobidity
Illness and disease
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Mortalilty
The death of people
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Attack Rate
Number of cases of a disease diagnosed in an area, divided by the total population, over the period of an epidemic
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Infant Mortality
Deaths of children under the age of 1 per 1000 birth per year
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Case Mortalilty
Number of those dying from a disease divided by the number of those diagnosed with it
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Crude Death Rate
The number of deaths per 1000 people in 1 year
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Disease
Bodily disorder preventing good health
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Pandemic
Epidemic spreads over large area
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Epidemic
Quickly spreading disease affecting a lot of people
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Endemic
Infectious disease always in an area
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Overweight
Weighing more than what is normal or healthy. Having a BMI over 25, 1.6billion people as considered to be this
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Obesity
Morbidly fat/overweight with a BMI over 30. 400 million children in the world are in this state.
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Malnutrition
Resulting from some form of dietary deficiency, measured by calories. Can be too high or low and is an issue in MEDCs (obesity and anorexia) and LEDCs (famine and undernourishment)
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Undernourisment
Person is supplied with less than the minimum amount of foods essential for sound health and growth, 930million people worldwide are undernourished • Famine: severe food
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Famine
Severe food shortage either due to crop failure or overpopulation resulting in violent hunger
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Transnational Corporations
Control international markets. A company which operates in at least two different countries, include the largest companies in the world and usually the headquarters are based in developed countries whilst production takes place in LEDCs
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Globalisation
The close economic interdependence between the leading nations of the world in trade, investment and co-operative commercial relationships
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Illness and disease

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Mobidity

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The death of people

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

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Deaths of children under the age of 1 per 1000 birth per year

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