LOWER SIXTH - KGP SCHEDULE, WEEKS 2-9
MODULE 1 THE DYNAMICS OF CHANGE
10.2 PEOPLE AND THE ENVIRONMENT -POPULATION AND RESOURCES - INFANT MORTALITY

Infant Mortality

Reasons for low infant mortality are :-

  • High levels of health care : specialist areas of hospitals (eg Maternity Units), Immunisation.
  • High levels of education: antenatel/postnatel courses for patients;
  • High levels of nutrition for both mother and child
  • Monitoring services: health visitors, social workers

Longevity

Length of life. Longevity suggests a long average life span for the people of a country. This will be due to favourable diet, favourable healthcare, low infant mortality (see above), and high levels of education. Logevity is associated with More Economicall Developed Countries


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