TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
- Mortality from diabetes and AIDS
- Epidemiological transition
- Cancer incidence & prevalence
- Maternal mortality
- Causes of child death in Sub-Saharan Africa
- Violent conflict and health
- Extreme poverty
- Primary school attendance
- U.S. infant mortality rates
- U.S. asthma rates
- Infectious disease control
- Primary, secondary and tertiary healthcare
- Health expenditures and health outcomes
- Socioeconomic status & health
- Equity or equality in access
7. Millennium Development Goal 1 is to "eradicate extreme poverty and hunger." Which world region made the most progress in reducing extreme poverty from 1990 to 2005?
East Asia and the Pacific saw the greatest improvement (reduction) in the number living in extreme poverty. The percentage of those living in that region on less than $1.25 per day (USD adjusted for purchasing power parity) fell from 55% in 1990 to 17% in 2005.
7b. Which region saw an increase?
In Eastern Europe and Central Asia, the percentage living on less than $1.25 per day (USD adjusted for purchasing power parity) went from 2% to 4%.