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APHUG Unit 2 Part 3

TermDefinition
Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) The total number of deaths in a year among infants under 1 year of age for every 1,000 live births in a society.
Life expectancy The average number of years an individual can be expected to live, given current social, economic, and medical conditions. At birth, it is the average number of years a newborn infant can expect to live.
Maternal mortality rate The annual number of female deaths per 100,000 live births from any cause related to or aggravated by pregnancy or its management (excluding accidental or incidental causes).
Medical revolution Medical technology invented in Europe and North America that has diffused to the poorer countries in Latin America, Asia, and Africa and enabled more people to live longer and healthier lives
Natural Increase Rate (NIR) The percentage growth of a population in a year, computed as the crude birth rate minus the crude death rate.
Overpopulation A situation in which the number of people in an area exceeds the capacity of the environment to support life at a decent standard of living.
Pandemic Disease that occurs over a wide geographic area and affects a very high proportion of the population.
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