Objectives from week 4: What factors contributed to the nature of these developments?
Circulatory Disease: deaths declined by almost 48% between 1968 and 1988 as a result of improved diet, decline in smoking levels and improved treatments following heart attacks.
Road trauma deaths decline by 43% between 1970 and 1988 as a result of seat belt and safety helmet legislation, speed control and restrictions on drink driving.
Infectious diseases (except for AIDS) deaths declined by 66% between 1960 and 1988 as a result of Surveilance, immunisation, screeninig, isolation, antibiotics and education.
Cancer of respiratory tract and chronic bronchitis among males: deaths declined by 18% between 1975 and 1988 as a result of a decline in smoking by men.
Dental health: decline in dental caries among Sydney children by over 60% between 1963 ad 1982 as a result of access to dental services, improved oral hygiene and dentistry, fluoridation of water, fluoride toothpastes.