The year 2013 was celebrated by six international societies as the ‘Year of Statistics.’ It culminated with a gathering of statistical experts in London, where lectures and discussions were held regarding the achievements, challenges, and future direction of the field of statistics.
“An additional four years of education lowers five-year mortality by 1.8 percentage points; it also reduces the risk of heart disease by 2.16 percentage points, and the risk of diabetes by 1.3 percentage points” (Cutler & Lleras-Muney, 2006).
Education has a strong positive relationship with health status. Its effect is facilitated through several different pathways. Let’s explore them.
A recent measles outbreak in Ottawa has led many people to revisit the ‘vaccine debate,’ with many opinions grounded in science fiction instead of science. Let’s look at the facts.
Many different factors influence human health and well-being, and there are a great many different ways of defining health and well-being, from the simple absence of measurable disease to a more abstract sense of physical and social actualization. Regardless of how we define the outcome, decades of research suggest that there are a host of variables that interact and have an influence on the human condition.