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The Reduction in Morbidity and Mortality Rates in the USA

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Identify one explanation for the reversal in morbidity and mortality rates during the past century, either in the U.S. or globally. Explain how applying community health education theories might have contributed to the reduction in morbidity and mortality. Please indicate references....thank you in advance for any assistance you can provide.

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First of all, it is important to note the subtle differences between morbidity and mortality. The former refers to a person's propensity to suffer from one or numerous diseases. It also refers to the same within a certain population. For example, the morbidity rates in the United States would look at incidences of death by disease within a given population. In many areas, this is in a period of reversal as certain diseases are eradicated and others are simply not as deadly as they once were. ...

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This solution defines morbidity and mortality rates and explains the difference between the two, as well as discussing the reversal in both rates in the USA over the past century and how and why this reversal has come about.

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