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Pan-American Mortality Rates versus GDP in the years 2000-2009

Comerford, Theresa (2014) Pan-American Mortality Rates versus GDP in the years 2000-2009. Diploma thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

Objective
The main objective of this study is to see if a relationship exist between a measure of a country’s health versus a measure of a country’s wealth GDP per capita (current US $). It is also investigated whether there is a relationship between GDP per capita (current US $) and Heart Disease and Intentional self-harm. Analysis of Pan American Population and mortality rates also produced.

Methods
The method uses programming in R and data analysis in excel to produce a simple linear regression.

Results.
The results of the total mortality rate during this period versus the average GDP per capita were not statistically significant P = .2354. The results of Heart Disease mortality rate during this period versus the average GDP per capita were not statistically significant P = .2354, The results of the intentional Self harm rate during this period versus the average GDP per capita were not statistically significant P = .2354. A robust regression model or correlation was therefore not found.

Conclusions.
The findings were not statistically significant so this paper is unable to confirm a correlation between Gdp per capita vs total mortality rates, Gdp per capita vs heart disease, Gdp per capita vs intentional self- harm.

Item Type: Thesis (Diploma)
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: School of Computing > Higher Diploma in Science in Data Analytics
Depositing User: CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2014 16:07
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2014 16:07
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/1900

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