Health People 2010:
Road map to improve health
Objectives/goals of Health People 2010:
1.) Increase QUALITY and YEARS of HEALTHY life
2.) Eliminate Health disparities
Leading causes of death (top 3):
1.) Heart Disease
Illness caused by some specific biological agent or its toxics products that can be transmitted from an infected person, animal, or inanimate reservoir to a susceptible host.
- Common cold
A disease that cannot be transmitted from an infected host to a susceptible host
- Heart Disease
A disease that lasts three months or less
- Common cold
- Chicken pox
A rate in which the denominator includes the total population
Rate used to make comparisons of relative risks in groups over time when groups differ in age structure
The rate that measures morbidity (death from a disease) or mortality (rate of disease) of a specific population or diseases.
The number of new cases or a disease in a population at risk during a particular period of time divided by the total number in that same population
The number of new and old cases of a disease in a population in a given period of time divided by the total number in that population
The incident rate calculated for a particular population for a single disease outbreak an expressed as a percentage.
People afflicted with a diseased
Outbreak of diseases over a wide geographical area, such as a continent.
The number of events that occur in a given population in a given period of time.
Importance of Rates:
Prime importance is the number of cases (people who are sick) and of course the number of deaths
Health (defined by the World...