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Factors that Influence Mortality Rates

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In 1971, Abdel Omran created an Epidemiological Transition model to explain how population growth rates changed at various stages of development in the 20th century as a result of medical innovations.

According to the model, in Stage 2, death rates drop as more families gain access to clean water, sanitation utilities, and medicines like penicillin, which decrease death by preventable diseases such as syphilis.

Which factor is the most influential in a country's advancement through stage 2 in the epidemiological transition model?

A

Social

B

Cultural

C

Economic

D

Political

E

Environmental