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Adult and World Health Concerns. UNIT I. ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS. What are the causes and nature of adult death locally, nationally and globally and how can these factors be reduced? What are the factors that influence health status within a community?

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Essential questions

  • What are the causes and nature of adult death locally, nationally and globally and how can these factors be reduced?

  • What are the factors that influence health status within a community?

  • How does an individual’s health literacy and access to healthcare impact personal health status?

  • What factors influence an individual’s access to healthcare and insurance at the national and global level?

  • How does governmental policy and politics impact personal health and the health of society?

  • How do advancements in research, technology and healthcare impact the current status and future of health?

Top 15 causes of adult death usa 2010
Top 15 Causes of ADULT Death (USA, 2010)

The leading causes of death in 2010 remained the same as in 2009 for 14 of the 15 leading causes, although two causes exchanged ranks. Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis, the ninth leading cause in 2009, became the eighth leading cause in 2010, while Influenza and pneumonia, the eighth leading cause in 2009, became the ninth leading cause of death in 2010. Dropping from among the 15 leading causes of death in 2010 was Assault (homicide), replaced by Pneumonitis due to solids and liquids as the 15th leading cause of death in 2010.



  • Diseases of heart

  • Malignant neoplasms

  • Chronic lower respiratory diseases

  • Cerebrovascular diseases

  • Accidents (unintentional injuries)

  • Alzheimer’s disease

  • Diabetes

  • Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis

  • Influenza and pneumonia

  • Intentional self-harm (suicide)

  • Septicemia

  • Chronic liver disease

  • Hypertension

  • Parkinson’s disease

  • Pneumonitis




Blood poisoning

High Blood Pressure

Top 15 causes of teen death usa 2009
Top 15 Causes of TEEN Death (USA 2009)

AGES 10-14

Unintentional injuries

Malignant Neoplasm



Congenital Anomalies

Influenza & Pneumonia

Heart Disease

Respiratory Disease

Benign Neoplasm


AGES 15-24

Unintentional injuries



Malignant Neoplasm

Heart Disease


Influenza & Pneumonia



Liver Disease


  • How many people die every year?

  • During 2008, an estimated 57 million people died.

  • What is the global average life expectancy age?

  • 68 years is the average life expectancy at birth of the global population in 2009

  • What is the number one cause of death throughout the world?

  • Cardiovascular diseases kill more people each year than any others. In 2008, 7.3 million people died of heart disease, 6.2 million from stroke or another form of cerebrovascular disease.

Local health issues

  • September 8, 2012…A 77-year-old Burlington County man is the first New Jersey resident to die this year from the mosquito-borne West Nile virus, authorities said Friday.

  • The death was reported as state and local agencies ramped up efforts to combat the virus, and New Jersey health officials announced that the number of confirmed virus cases had jumped from eight last week to 15.

  • In Pennsylvania, 16 residents have tested positive for the virus; one, an elderly Luzerne County man, died, officials said.

What health concerns effect you?