Why are life expectancies and infant mortality rates in the highly developed and developing countries that you have selected so different?Select one developed country and one developing country and...

Why are life expectancies and infant mortality rates in the highly developed and developing countries that you have selected so different?

Select one developed country and one developing country and discuss the following question.

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Let's start with infant mortality rates.  The availability of quality health care has a lot to do with the infant mortality rate, or how many babies are lost before birth or at birth.  Countries that have state-of-the-art physicians and health care experience much lower infant mortality rates than those countrie that do not.  Nourishment is another factor to be considered, in both infant mortality and life expectancy in general.  Countries that have a veritable plethora of foods to choose from experience better health and life expectancy than those that do not, such as many third world developing nations.  The availability of food is high on the list of requirements for long life.  Another factor, particularly for life expectancy, is general environmental safety.  There are some countries that are quite simply put, not the safest places to live in on the planet.  Stress is called the "silent killer" for a reason.

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