Essays Tagged: "death rates"

Evaluation: Twenty years ago natural hazards were a major topic of study as people were seen to be at risk from the environment. Today the situation appears to be reversed, and there is concern that t

unting speed. 20 years ago the environment was seen as posing a threat to the future of humanity as death rates from natural hazards had increased dramatically since the turn of the century. The Earth ... the 70's. While the average number of disasters remained relatively constant at about 30 per year, death rates climbed significantly.As the growing world population requires the cultivation of land m ...

(8 pages) 169 0 4.5 Jan/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences

"There Should be Stricter Smoking Laws" Overall good essay discussing the pros of stricter smoking and tobacco laws.

ts to obtain, will make the environment less polluted, and it will make more people quit. Also, the death rates, caused by tobacco will decrease severely. There should be stricter tobacco laws and reg ... ygen.Lastly, by having stricter laws on tobacco, more people will quit which will also decrease the death rates and cases of smoking-related diseases. Smokingcigarettes cause 87% of cases of lung canc ...

(3 pages) 252 3 4.0 May/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

Gun Control

g this and other topics such as the Brady Law, the Second Amendment and some of the percentages and death rates is the U.S.Gun control aims to keep high risk people away from guns while not putting mu ... le died than expected because of the Brady Law.It is believed that when more guns are available the death rates go up because when someone is contemplating suicide if a gun is not available that perso ...

(2 pages) 73 0 4.8 Aug/2002

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

The nervous system and its bodily functions.

t can lead to new discoveries for cures or diseases. The studies of the nervous system helped lower death rates from heart disease, stroke, accidents, etc. The nervous system is a network of neurons ( ...

(8 pages) 207 0 4.7 Mar/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

A comparison between the 1920's and the 1980's.

olve. It was expected that the decrease in alcohol consumption would in turn reduce crime, poverty, death rates, improve the economy, and the quality of life.As a result of the lack of enforcement of ...

(6 pages) 113 6 3.3 Sep/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Smallpox is a serious, contagious, and sometimes fatal infectious disease.

atal. Variola minor is a less common presentation of smallpox, and a much less severe disease, with death rates historically of 1% or less.Smallpox outbreaks have occurred from time to time for thousa ...

(2 pages) 60 0 5.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Death in Early America.

ters and scholars, died in 1l723 at his home in Boston. As he lay "feeble and sore broken" upon his death bed, he faced his life's end with desperate "fear and trembling." He was tormented by the thou ... inde" and feared that he was destined for eternal damnation.For seventeenth century New Englanders, death was a grim and terrifying reality. Of the first 102 Pilgrims who landed at Plymouth in 1620, h ...

(4 pages) 69 0 4.3 Oct/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Microbiology

The name of this essay is "Why We Need Tougher DUI Laws in The United States". This essay is about how the laws need to be tougher for DUI offenders and why.

I need to be tougher in The United States of America. The ones that are of greatest concern are the death rates due to DUI offenses, the cost of these offenses and the repeat offender rate. The best w ... The United States of America.Driving in The United States of America can be risky there is one death every twenty-two minutes because of a DUI accident. Americans rank drunk driving as their No.1 ...

(6 pages) 92 0 4.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

An Argument in favor of Governmental Intervention regarding Population Control

ber of triplet and higher-order births rose 16 percent from 1996 to 1997. ("Birth Rates Up, Overall Death Rates Down") There were an estimated 2,338,070 deaths. The preliminary death rate was 470.8 de ... an increase of 0.2 year from 1997. (US vital statistics...birth rates up, "Birth Rates", "Life and Death Matters") This information tells me that 8,550,567 people inhabited the US after nature had ta ...

(7 pages) 68 0 2.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Science Essays

Health inequalities

nder, age, year of birth and other factors, and differ according to which measure of health is used.Death rates have been falling over the last century, from a crude death rate of 18 per thousand peop ... housand people in 1896 to 11 per thousand in 1996. Over the last 25 years, there have been falls in death rates from a number of important causes of death, for example lung cancer (for men only), coro ...

(8 pages) 283 0 4.7 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

The History of Birth Control

es that help curb overpopulation (Glaze III 2000). As a result of these "catastrophes", like infant death, birth control received little recognition. In ancient times death rates were high, especially ... increased food supplies, helped control disease and made work easier. These advances took effect on death rates as they began to drop and more children lived to have children of their own (Birth 1991) ...

(4 pages) 55 0 3.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sex & Sexuality

Thirteen lost years

s of prohibition were to, 1 reduce the consumption of alcohol, 2 reduce crime, corruption, poverty, death rates, solve social problems, reduce the tax burden created by prison and poor houses and impr ... inking less. Another downfall of prohibition was that the illegally made products had no standards. Death from poisoned liquor rose from 1064 in 1920 to 4154 in 1925.Although some people would think t ...

(3 pages) 38 0 3.7 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

How the prohibition of alcohol consumption damaged the economic and social aspects of American culture.

hope of achieving the reduction of alcohol consumption, which in turn would reduce: crime, poverty, death rates, and improve both the economy, and the quality of life for all Americans. These goals we ... r, for less money. As a downfall, however, the liquor had no standards. The rate of alcohol related deaths due to poisoning drastically increased from 1,064 in 1920, to 4,154 in 1925.One of the bigges ...

(5 pages) 43 1 4.0 Sep/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Healthy People 2010: Obesity and Policy.

e children according to the American Obesity Association (AOA). The effects of obesity are disease, death, disabilities and morbidity. This disease does not receive the attention that it deserves from ... r. Yet, obesity is on the rise. The diseases that obesity can contribute to are part of the leading death rates.The objective of Healthy People 2010, concerning obesity, involves many issues and attri ...

(4 pages) 257 0 3.0 Sep/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Health & Fitness

Preventing Spread of MRSA.

pace with the development of drug resistance among strains of bacteria. MRSA infections can lead to death, predominantly in hospitalized, debilitated patients. Health care providers may be confused ab ... ountered pathogen in the clinical setting. It causes severe morbidity and mortality worldwide, with death rates in patients with MRSA infection ranging from 20% to 50% (Blot, Vandewoude, Hoste, & ...

(13 pages) 202 0 3.3 Dec/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

The Relief of Poverty 1750-1914

e people fell into poverty. Population boost, not only meant a rise in birth rates but also fall in death rates; hence life expectancy increased. With birth rates on the raising side, working class pe ... stated "'That the annual loss of life from filth and bad ventilation are greater than the loss from death or wounds in any wars in which the country has been engaged in modern times" (Chadwick, 2001). ...

(4 pages) 55 0 0.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History


equals the amount of people currently inhabiting the United States. From the birth of Christ to the death of Queen Elizabeth the First...It took 16 centuries for the population to double.The death rat ... ne. These advances are keeping people alive that should be dead. Too add to the dramatic decreasing death rate, the birth rate is steady or on the rise in most countries.Like a virus, or the Ebola pla ...

(4 pages) 65 2 3.7 Mar/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues

Human Population history, effects and theories

east compared to today's figures): under a billion people, and growing slowly. This was due to high death rates which were due to disease, famine, and various other factors such as vulnerability to pr ... (1, 2, 4, 8...). His theory states that population thus outstrips food supply, and that famine and deaths follow. He also declares that humans are incapable of controlling their own numbers so nature ...

(9 pages) 184 1 4.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Geography

Applications and Limitations for Demographic Transition Models

time and can be applied to many countries (based on the change in crude birth rate (CBR) and crude death rate (CDR) over time)- Can be used for comparison and also prediction from stages 1 to 4- Outl ... he European and other Western countries.Limitations- Birth rates in several MEDCs have fallen below death rates (Germany, Sweden). This has caused, for the first time, a population decline which sugge ...

(2 pages) 29 0 5.0 Nov/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Geography

Persuasive Essay: Why the drinking age should be lowered.

are you sure that one of those three teenagers will not be you?Lowering the drinking age will lower death rates from destructive decisions across the United States, specifically from drunk driving. Lo ... lly proven that teenagers will be more mature drinkers of alcohol, therefore lowering the number of deaths from drunk driving and destructive decisions along with fostering more peaceful and alcohol-f ...

(2 pages) 50 0 3.0 Feb/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol