Factors that contribute to differential risk of disease.

Explore different measures of disease burden and factors that contribute to differential risk of disease. The purpose of this assignment is examine variation in burden of disease across different countries with different GNI and explore some factors that might contribute to that variation. This is going to be a challenging assignment as you will be working with data that can be somewhat difficult to find. While you can find data through a simple Google search, those data may not be reliable. The links that we provide are reputable sources for data and should be used to complete this assignment.
Total points: __/25
Select from this list of countries to use for all of the questions that follow:
Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Canada, France, Haiti, India, Italy, Malawi, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, Nigeria, South Africa, Sweden, Togo, United Kingdom, Ukraine

  1. Go to the World Bank website: (https://datahelpdesk.worldbank.org/knowledgebase/articles/906519-world-bank-country-and-lending-groups), and identify one of the above countries for each designation (3 points). Continue to use these same countries throughout the assignment.

a) Low income country:
b) Upper or Lower Middle income country : _______________

c) High income country: ____________________

  1. There are variety of health statistics available but certain indicators are commonly collected as measures of health of a nation. Using the following websites, complete the following chart for the 3 countries selected above. Use the most recent data presented on the website and provide the units (%, per 1,000 or per 100,000 population). Also indicate the year and source of data used for each statistic.
    IHME: http://www.healthdata.org/results/country-profiles
    CIA: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/ (select country and look at people & society)
    Table 1: Health statistics (12 points).
    Country HIV prevalence Under 5 mortality Obesity Health issue with the highest DALY
    Example: United States .6%
    (IHME, 2017) 6.7 per 1000
    (IHME, 2017) 36.2%
    (CIA, 2016) Ischemic heart disease
    (IHME, 2017)
  2. Please cite in APA style what sources you used. (3 points)
  3. Define the term “risk factor”. Then identify and describe one risk factor for HIV or obesity (2 points).

One Risk factor:

  1. Go to Dollar Street (https://www.gapminder.org/dollar-street/) and click on each of the 3 countries you selected above. Look through the images and explore typical life for people in that country. Write one paragraph on how daily life might influence the differences you observed in the health statistics in Table 1.
    Hint: What do you see in the pictures or read in the descriptions may affect the indicators above? For example, what do you see that could influence under 5 mortality to be higher or lower in that country? Why are obesity rates lower or higher in this country? This module discusses social determinants of health, health equity and global health measurement: we want you to connect them.
    Make sure to write a proper essay with a thesis statement, supporting examples, complete sentences and correct grammar structure/spelling. You may use outside resources to support your argument and you must use APA format with in-text citations and references. Minimum 100 words, maximum 150 words. (5 points)

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