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Health
a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing
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attack rate
the number of cases of a disease in an area, divided by the total population of the area, over a period of an endemic
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Case-Mortality Rate
the number of people dying from a disease divided by the number of those diagnosed
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crude death rate
number of deaths per 1000 per year
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Epidemic
a widespread growth of a disease
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Morbidity
being ill or diseased
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Pandemic
the spread of a disease over a global area
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Public Health
the health of a society as a whole
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Prevalence
the total number of cases in a population at a particular time
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Incidence rate
the number of new cases in a population during a time period
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infant mortality
number of deaths of children under the age of 1 per 1000 births per year
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Crude death rate
The number of deaths per 1000 people in 1 year
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Birth rate
the number of births per year, per 1,000 people
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pandemic
epidemic spreads over a large area
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endemic
disease in a area
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AIDS
acquired immune deficiency syndrome -conditions brought about by the deterioration of the immune system caused by HIV
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behavioral diseas
a disease created or spread by human behavior
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cancer
the name given to a range of illnesses resulting from uncontrolled cell division
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chronic disease
a disease that is long lasting, degenerative, and is normally incurable
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malnutrition
results from some form of diet deficiency either because the quantity of food intake, as measured in calories per day, is too low, or there is insufficient balance between proteins, energy foods, vitamins and minerals.
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epidemiology
the study of the spread of a disease
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HIV
human immuno-deficiency virus damages immune systems
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mortality gap
the gap in death rates between wealthier and poorer income groups or social classes
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notifiable disease
any disease that is required by law to be reported to the government
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obesity
BMI >30 caused by over consumption
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parasitic infection
an infection acquired by a parasite
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