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Health 101 Topic 2 Topic 2: Changes in Human Health Status (abstract from file) Evidence of change from history: 1) Paleolithic era - 40-10,000 years ago - Hunter/ gatherers - Life expectancy approx. 40 years old. Cause of deaths: -undernutr


Department
Health Studies
Course Code
HLTH 101
Professor
Glenn Ward

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HLTH 101 Fall 2010
TOPIC 2: CHANGES IN HUMAN
HEALTH STATUS
Evidence of change from history:
1) Paleolithic era
- 40-10,000 years ago
- Hunter/ gatherers
- Life expectancy approx. 40 years old.
Cause of deaths: -undernutrition
-Injury/trauma
-Septicemia
-Parasites from food/water
-Low chance of fecal death (no big
communities)
- Births and deaths almost equal rates (1 woman, 6
children)
2) Neolithic Era
- Agricultural revolution
- Surplus food (storing food)
- Domesticate animals
- Growth of communities
-resulted in increase in infectious diseases
-malnutrition
-constant presence of death
-slow growth of population (births < deaths in cities and
immigration from country)
3) Industrial Revolution
- Increase in urban population
- Post-enlightenment era – “rights of man”
- Economic, intellectual, political revolutions
- Affairs of man under human control
- Increase in international trade
- Improved living conditions, nutrition (for some)
- Increase in birth rate
- Attempts to study and control health
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