Great example of how correlation does NOT imply causation. It is sad that most people do not understand science. Ask your students to propose other reasons for the data such as poverty or access to health care. Better yet, have them come up with other positive correlations with infant mortality such as number of supermarkets or number of television sets.
SMART Methodology is an improved survey method for the assessment of severity of a humanitarian crisis based on the two most vital public health indicators: Nutritional status of children under-five. Mortality rate of the population.
Many Victorian mothers, while intending to provide the best food and feeding methods for their infants, tragically caused the deaths of their own little ones. Although doctors condemned the bottles and infant mortality rates of the time were shocking – only two out of ten infants lived to their second birthday – parents continued to buy and use them. The bottles eventually earned the nickname, “Murder Bottles.”
President: Lt. Gen. Thein Sein (2011) Vice President: Vice President Sai Mouk Kham (2011) Land area: 253,954 sq mi (657,741 sq km); total area: 261,969 q mi (678,500 sq km) Population (2014 est.): 55,746,253 (growth rate: 1.03%); birth rate: 19.11/1000; infant mortality rate: 47.74/1000; life expectancy: 65.24; density per sq km: 72 Capital and largest city (2011 est.): Rangoon, 4.457 million Other large cities: Mandalay, 1.063 million; Nay Pyi Taw 1.06 million Monetary unit: Kyat