Mortality Trend, Differentials & Determinants


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When we are looking at differential mortality, what are we studying?

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1. Which of the major mortality differentials is generally constant because it is mostly based in biological factors?

2. According to the sex differential, which population has higher rates of mortality, historically and today?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will help you to reveal how much you understand about mortality trends and differentials. You'll need to know specific things like what is studied with regard to differential mortality and biological factors related to major differentials.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessments to:

  • Identify the population with higher rates of mortality, according to the sex differential
  • Understand why social status differentials are difficult to classify
  • Determine the general trend observed by an urban differential

Skills Practiced

The following study skills will be practiced:

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of major differentials and how they are connected to biological factors
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding differential mortality and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding why social status differentials are difficult to classify

Additional Learning

Use this lesson to engage the subject further. The lesson is called Mortality Trend, Differentials & Determinants. It will cover the following goals:

  • Define differential mortality
  • Explain sex differentials in mortality
  • Understand age differentials
  • Assess urban differentials and how different areas affect lifespans