Jan 22, 2018 in Medicine

What is the morbidity rate in Uganda in the last 10 years?

Morbidity is the incidence of any types of disease and the level of its effect of the health condition to the patients. It has not been possible for diseases to be completely eradicated in the world since the Pathogenic disease causing organism like bacteria, fungi, protozoa, viruses and other environmental conditions that cause infectious and non infectious, genetic diseases, including  physical and psychological injuries will always be present.

The major prevalent diseases found in Uganda are the infectious diseases like Malaria which causes high mortality rate, HIV, Cholera, typhoid among others.

Morbidity rate in Uganda is as follows;

Incident rate = 

= 33.02 % of the Total population infected with malaria 2009

  × 1000

= 38.76%

This rate means that malaria is a major health problem in Uganda with the most affected being the children under the age of five at 38.76% whose immune systems are not fully developed.

According to WHO, malaria is number one killer kills between 3- 5 million people annually worldwide with 90% of these deaths (1.35-2.43 million)  experienced in Sub-Saharan Africa , majority being children below five years.

What was the Mortality Rate of Infants in Uganda in 2009?

Mortality is human death rate in a population that is caused by either infectious pathogenic diseases, degenerative diseases and deaths caused with injuries like accidents. However a bigger percentage of deaths are caused by the infectious diseases.

The mortality rate can be in two ways;

=  12. 32%

=  8482.01

This is a very high rate of mortality since its above 5% which is the recommended rate and should be a greater concern to the Ugandan government and the whole world. It is worth noting that one of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) objectives is to reduce child mortality rate to below 5% worldwide.

What is the Fertility Rate in Japan and its relation to overall population?

Fertility is the human ability to reproduce, basically the number of births each woman can bear if they live through full childbearing period. It is an area that needs serious checks to guard men and women against undesired pregnancies and parenthood and also helps the nation in controlling the rate of population growth to manageable levels that the state resources can support.

Fertility rate is Japan has had issues and is as below;

= 1.4819999 × 1000

This 1.4 fertility rate of Japan is one of the lowest in the world with a declining population due to a higher death rate as compared to birth rate and higher older population than young population. This means that there are less productive population who are usually the young. The government also spend more in maintaining the old, something that may not be sustainable in the future.

What was the Disability ratios in Australia in year 2003?

Disability is the physical, mental and psychological shortcoming in a person. In Australia, There is relatively high percentage of disabled persons with the biggest concentration totalling to 2,043,400 being below 65 years old.  The ratio is as follows;

Further 21% of the total Australian population has long-term health conditions which though do not bar their everyday activities.Disability generally reduces productivity of an individual. It therefore means that with national 20% disability, the productivity is 20% less with the disabled people depending on the productive. This has economic effects since Australia do not meet its full economic potential.


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