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Expectations of Life : A Study in the Demography, Statistics, and History of World Mortality - H. O. Lancaster

Expectations of Life

A Study in the Demography, Statistics, and History of World Mortality

Hardcover Published: 6th April 1990
ISBN: 9780387971056
Number Of Pages: 605

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Destined to become a classic epidemiological study, EXPECTA- TIONS OF LIFE surveys world mortality, describing and ex- plaining the declines of mortality which have become especi- ally evident in this century.

1 Mortality and the Evolution of Society.- 2 Identification and Classification of Diseases.- 3 Measurement of Mortality.- 4 Dynamics of Population Growth.- 5 Infectious Diseases.- 6 Intestinal Infectious Diseases.- 7 Tuberculosis.- 8 Zoonotic Bacterial Diseases.- 9 Other Bacterial Diseases.- 10 Diseases due to Viruses and Chlamydias.- 11 Viral Diseases Accompanied by Exanthem.- 12 Arthropod-borne Viral Diseases.- 13 Miscellaneous Diseases due to Viruses and Chlamydias.- 14 Rickettsioses.- 15 Malaria.- 16 Other Arthropod-borne Diseases.- 17 Syphilis and Other Venereal Diseases.- 18 Other Spirochetal Diseases and the Mycoses.- 19 Helminthiases.- 20 Neoplastic Diseases.- 21 Endocrine Diseases.- 22 Food, Malnutrition, Avitaminoses, and Famine.- 23 Diseases of the Blood and Blood-forming Organs.- 24 Disorders and Diseases of the Nervous System.- 25 Cardiovascular Diseases.- 26 Respiratory Diseases.- 27 Digestive Diseases.- 28 Genitourinary Diseases.- 29 Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Puerperium.- 30 Diseases of the Skin and Supporting Tissue.- 31 Congenital Anomalies and Human Genetics.- 32 Perinatal and Infant Mortality.- 33 War.- 34 Injury and Poisoning.- 35 Child and Early Adult Mortality.- 36 Mortality by Age and Sex: The Adult Ages.- 37 The British Isles.- 38 Continental Europe.- 39 Norden.- 40 Asia.- 41 Oceania.- 42 America: Beginnings and Development.- 43 Latin America.- 44 Africa.- 45 The Role of Therapy in the Decline of Mortality.- 46 Hygiene and Ecology.- 47 Subpopulations and Classes.- 48 Changes in Mortality by Disease.- Epilogue.- Indices.

ISBN: 9780387971056
ISBN-10: 038797105X
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 605
Published: 6th April 1990
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 3.1