Causes of Death, Determinants of Mortality & Mortality Rates


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Factors that affect mortality rates are referred to as __________.

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1. As life expectancy goes up, mortality rates usually __________.

2. Which of these is a likely cause of death within a wealthy country?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

If you need a quick way to check your comprehension of the determinants of mortality, mortality rates and causes of death, this quiz is for you. The multiple-choice questions on this worksheet will ask you about what happens to mortality rates as life expectancy goes up and facts about mortality.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz is a handy way to see if you know:

  • The name for factors that affect mortality rates
  • The relationship between life expectancy and mortality rates
  • A likely cause of death within a wealthy country
  • True and false statements about mortality and mortality rates

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding a likely cause of death within a wealthy country
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on mortality rates, causes of death and determinants of mortality
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about what the factors that affect morality rates are called

Additional Learning

If you'd like to learn more about this interesting subject, take a look at our lesson called Causes of Death, Determinants of Mortality & Mortality Rates. After completing this lesson, you should be ready to:

  • Detail male life expectancy in England in the 1820s
  • Identify and explain the trend in mortality rates in Africa in the 1980s
  • Name the leading cause of death in underdeveloped and poor countries