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Incidence- rate if new cases if disease per year. Case-fatality- percent of deaths among all people with a particular disease. Disability- physical/mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activity (movement, work, study, personal/household tasks) Risk factor- individualized activity or condition that may increase chance of developing the disease. The demographic transition (box 2-2 in chapter 2) Virtually all societies have gone through a transition from; high mortality, high fertility to low mortality, Stage 1: high birth rate and high, but fluctuating death rate. Stage 2: declining death rates, and continuing high birth rates. Stage 4: low death rates, and low, but fluctuating birth rates. Thomas r malthus, an essay on the principle of population (1798): population incrases geometrically, subsistence, arithmetically (much slower). Poverty is the result unless there is moral restraint (less sex/procreation). His theory was contested because of new agricultural technologies that can increase production of crops.

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