Explanations for Mortality Decline: Comparisons & Evidence

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What is the term for the trend of declining mortality rates since the 1850s?

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1. What is the focus of epidemiological theories of mortality?

2. Which of these is not an example of an epidemiological transition?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Find out what you know about the reason a population's mortality declines. Take this multiple-choice quiz and answer questions on areas like the word for the trend of declining mortality rates that's been occurring since the 1850s and the major focus of epidemiological theories of mortality.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz/worksheet will assess you on the following:

  • What is and is not an example of an epidemiological transition
  • Demographic theories of mortality and their focus
  • The distal cause in a given example

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - make sure you know the most important information from the lesson on the mortality decline of a population, such as the focus of epidemiological theories of mortality
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding an example of an epidemiological transition
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the term associated with the trend of declining mortality rates since the 1850s and the focus of demographic theories of mortality

Additional Learning

To learn more about mortality, you can review the lesson titled Explanations for Mortality Decline: Comparisons & Evidence. These points will be addressed:

  • The definition of 'epidemiology'
  • Impact of technology on healthcare
  • Mortality rates in different countries
  • Determinants
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