Using Population Health Indicators for Global Health and Development

Using Population Health Indicators for Global Health and Development is an introduction to the use of traditional indicators and models of population health –e.g., life expectancy, incidence, prevalence, maternal mortality ratio, population density, the demographic transition– for use by global health students and researchers.

The author, Raywat Deonandan, holds a PhD in Epidemiology & Biostatistics, is a faculty member of the Interdisciplinary School of Health Sciences at the University of Ottawa, and a Senior Fellow at Massey College at the University of Toronto. He served on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Society of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and is the founder and Executive Editor of the Interdisciplinary Journal of Health Sciences.

 

Table of Contents:

INTRODUCTION
INDICATORS OF POPULATION HEALTH
CHOOSING AN INDICATOR
TRADITIONAL INDICATORS OF POPULATION HEALTH
-Mortality Rate
-Poverty Line
-Prevalence
-Incidence
-Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR)
-Life Expectancy
QALYs
DALYs
OVERPOPULATION
-Its Negative Consequences
-Population Density
-Malthus
THE DEMOGRAPHIC TRANSITION
-What Is the Transition?
-The Stages of the Demographic Transition
-The Demographic Transition in Non-European Nations
-The Demographic Trap
-Criticisms of the Demographic Transition Model
EPIDEMIOLOGIC TRANSITION
HUNGER
QUALITATIVE INDICATORS
A FINAL WORD
REFERENCES
ABOUT THE AUTHOR