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Measuring food and health

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1. Measuring food and health

Geographic inquiry: Ways of measuring disparities in food and health between places

  • Global patterns in food/nutrition indicators, including the food security index, the hunger index, calories per person/capita, indicators of malnutrition
  • The nutrition transition, and associated regional variations of food consumption and nutrition choices
  • Global patterns in health indicators, including health-adjusted life expectancy (HALE), infant mortality, maternal mortality, access to sanitation and the ratio between doctors/physicians and people
  • The epidemiological transition, the diseases continuum (diseases of poverty to diseases of affluence), and the implications of a global ageing population for disease burden
 

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