In this assignment, you will explore the two indicators of health status—morbidity and mortality—to understand how data is collected and presented to draw conclusions and make inferences.

Morbidity

Go to your local health department’s website and locate health status reports for smoking.

Locate charts and tables relating to cancer-related deaths. Review the data and in not more than 2 paragraphs, summarize what you find by describing the data in terms of person, place, and time.

Mortality

Go to your local health department’s website and locate health status (or surveillance) reports.

Locate charts and tables relating to the leading causes of death. Review the data for the leading causes of death as reported by your local health department and in not more than 2 paragraphs, summarize what you find by describing the data in terms of person, place, and time.

Write your summaries in a Microsoft Word document.

 

MODEL ANSWER 

Introduction 

Health status indicators measure different aspects of the health of a population. PLACE ORDER FOR A COMPLETE AND CUSTOMIZED ANSWER  life expectancy, infant mortality, disability or chronic disease rates. Health determinant indicators measure things that influence health. Examples include diet, smoking, water quality, income and access to health services…….PLACE ORDER FOR A COMPLETE AND CUSTOMIZED ANSWER ………..

Cigarette smoking is the chief PLACE ORDER FOR A COMPLETE AND CUSTOMIZED ANSWER  our society. It is directly responsible for some 390,000 deaths each year in the PLACE ORDER FOR A COMPLETE AND CUSTOMIZED ANSWER   than one of every six deaths in our country. The number of Americans who die each year from diseases caused by smoking exceeds the number of Americans who died in all of World War II, and this toll is repeated year after year. Public health PLACE ORDER FOR A COMPLETE AND CUSTOMIZED ANSWER. But it is important that all Americans realize the health consequences, and the cost consequences, of tobacco use. For that reason, I am pleased to present to the Congress and to the American people this National Status Report on Smoking and Health. The information presented in this report is PLACE ORDER FOR A COMPLETE AND CUSTOMIZED ANSWER…………..

 

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