Global Health Indicator Rates

Global Health Indicator Rates

 

This week we will examine important health indicator rates of countries.  You will use the World Bank Data found here:  http://data.worldbank.org/indicator#topic-8.

Scroll down to the topic “Health” and choose one (1) of the following indicators:

Adolescent fertility rate (births per 1,000 women ages 15-19)

Maternal mortality ratio (modeled estimate, per 100,000 live births)

Mortality rate, infant (per 1,000 live births)

Mortality rate, under-5 (per 1,000 live births)

Immunization, measles (% of children ages 12-23 months)

When you click on the health indicator of your choice, you will see a table with a list of 247 countries in the first column and dates in the top row.  Look at the most recent year data and choose one (1) country to compare to the U.S.

Do not repeat indicator/country combinations as there are plenty to choose from. 

State the year, rates of the indicator you chose for both the U.S. and the country you chose, as well as the name of the country.  Include the units for the rates (ex. 6 deaths per 100,000 women) and discuss what it means and how they were calculated. Discuss the similarity/difference in these rates and why you believe the similarity/difference occurs?

Your post title should include the health indicator you chose and the country you chose to compare to the U.S. Do not repeat indicator/country combinations as there are plenty to choose from.

Must be at least 250 words


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