The Changing Face of Disease: Implications for Society

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1.1 Cultural evolution, health and inequality 9
2.1 The percentage of pre-term births by parity in a Norwegian population 24
2.2 The standardized mortality rate from coronary heart disease in a British population by weight at one year of age 27
2.3 Catch-up growth in height, weight, and BMI for Finnish boys who later developed coronary heart disease 28
2.4 Odds ratio (adjusted for BMI) for the development of non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus in a British population by birth weight 29
2.5 Effects of Th1 and Th2 cells on immune function 31
2.6 Midluteal salivary progesterone levels by age in women from three populations 34
2.7 Morning salivary testosterone levels by age in men from four populations 35
2.8 The natural log of age-adjusted breast cancer prevalence plotted against the natural log of mid-luteal salivary progesterone in pmol/L 36
3.1 Weekly reported cases of measles by health district during the 1984 Dominican epidemic 52
3.2 Simulated epidemic curves by health district 55
3.3 Comparison of peak times in simulations using adults' vs. children's mobility patterns 56
3.4 Comparison of end times in simulations using adults' vs. children's mobility patterns 56
5.1 Mortality by level of urbanism in the US according to the CDC chartbook on urban and rural health 87
5.2 Number of physicians per capita by level of urbanism in the US according to the CDC chartbook on urban and rural health 88
5.3 Projected annual avoidable mortality worldwide due to air pollution in developing and developed countries 90

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