News tagged with demography
Demography is the statistical study of human population. It can be a very general science that can be applied to any kind of dynamic human population, that is, one that changes over time or space (see population dynamics). It encompasses the study of the size, structure and distribution of these populations, and spatial and/or temporal changes in them in response to birth, migration, aging and death.
Demographic analysis can be applied to whole societies or to groups defined by criteria such as education, nationality, religion and ethnicity. Institutionally, demography is usually considered a field of sociology, though there are a number of independent demography departments. Formal demography limits its object of study to the measurement of populations processes, while the more broad field of social demography population studies also analyze the relationships between economic, social, cultural and biological processes influencing a population.
The term demographics refers to characteristics of a population.
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For young women in high school, the risk of childbearing may depend on the prevalence of obesity in their schools, according to sociologists, who found that as the prevalence of obesity rises in a school, so do the odds of ...
Overweight and Obesity May 09, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Climate and environmental changes affect the occurrence of diseases transmitted between animals and humans
How are human and animal diseases in general affected by the climate becoming "wilder, wetter and warmer"? Solveig Jore's doctoral research shows that the tick Ixodes ricinus has spread over larger geogra ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Apr 15, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Heart disease continues to be the leading cause of death in the United States, and a sedentary lifestyle is often cited as a major contributing factor. Among the Tsimane, an indigenous population in the lowlands of Bolivia's ...
Health Feb 01, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
(Medical Xpress)—The oldest old are doing better and those approaching late life are doing worse, but Americans between the ages of 65 and 84 are experiencing about the same level of disabilities as they ...
Health Nov 02, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
While the Western press often targets religious groups for their roles in handling the African AIDS crisis, these groups tend to play positive—and critical—roles in fighting the epidemic, according to sociologists.
HIV & AIDS Sep 11, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Infant death rates in Appalachia remain significantly higher than much of the rest of the country, and are especially high in the central Appalachian region, according to Penn State health policy researchers.
Health Jun 06, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Mothers who financially struggle to provide food for their families tend to put themselves at risk for obesity while trying to feed their children, according to Penn State sociologists.
Health Mar 15, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Attending a financially poor school may have more of an effect on unhealthy adolescent weight than family poverty, according to Penn State sociologists.
Health Feb 01, 2012 | not rated yet | 1
People in Malawi who are uncertain about their HIV status are more eager to start families than those who are certain of their HIV status, according to researchers.
HIV & AIDS Dec 01, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
The global economic recession of 2008-09 has been followed by a decline in fertility rates in Europe and the United States, bringing to an end the first concerted rise in fertility rates in the developed world ...
Health Jun 28, 2011 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0