Discussion Question Discuss intelligence and age changes in overall intelligence memory and short term working memory.  How would you explain forgetting na

Discussion Question Discuss intelligence and age changes in overall intelligence memory and short term working memory.  How would you explain forgetting name of an old friend? You must respond to at least two (2) of your peers. 

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The death rate of young people has declined from 2000 to 2019. It has been revealed that the mortality rate has been decreased from 126 to 111 per 100,000 people. The decline has been observed, and it has been assumed that it will fall more. This is because of improving different health conditions and awareness in young people (Marzuk, 1995). In the year 2000, about 1.5 million young adults die for several reasons, while in 2012, the number was 1.3 million, and now it is far less.

Causes Of Death 20 Years Back

The leading cause of death among the young generation in 2002 were suicide, lower respiratory diseases, road injury, and interpersonal violence. It has been observed that from 2000 mortality rate has been increased due to HIV-related conditions. It is known as the second leading cause of death in adolescents(Putaala,2000). Moreover, children are surviving more as compared to young age people. The mortality rate also differs from region to region. Death due to unintentional injuries like accidents occurs in all age groups, parts, and genders. It is about 11 per 100,000 population in the African area, and more females die than men.
Drowning is another major cause of death in young adults. The actual mortality rate due to drowning in Africa is more as compared to other regions. Maternal causes rank number two in eastern Mediterranean regions. Women die while giving birth to children. The rate is 34 per 10,000. The third primary reason for death in adults is suicide. Both males and females commit suicide at agent between 15 to 19. The rates are somewhat higher in south Asian countries that are 25 per 100,000. Infectious diseases were another major cause of death from 2000 to 2012. They suffered from lower respiratory tract infections because of the extra smoking and taking narcotics. Specific other reasons due to which people die at a young age are diarrheal diseases. Many people died in 2000 because of diarrhea. The rate was 21%. The last leading cause of death in young adults was measles. This was because of not being vaccinated. The rate has been decreased from 4 to 1 per 100,000 population between 2000 and 2012.

Age Group Having A High Rate Of Acute Diseases

Acute diseases like flu and cold can occur at any age. Both young adults and adults are suspected of this type of infection. Young adults are prone to acute respiratory infections because of the environment(Patuula, 2000). They may get it from peers, eat cold items, unclean things, and carelessness in cold weather during school. In contrast, parents are suspected of the cute illness because of weak immunity and other health conditions. Those suffering from heart problems or respiratory problems get infected quickly.


The causes of death at a young age have been decreased over the last 20 years. Previously young people die because of accidents, respiratory diseases, HIV, and diarrhea. Moreover, young adults are suspected of unhealthy lifestyles, poor eating habits, and carelessness(Kai, 1996). Adults or parents are prone to acute illnesses like flu, cough, and cold because of lower immunity. Minor weather changes cause a respiratory infection that needs immediate health assistance.


Putaala, J., Curtze, S., Hiltunen, S., Tolppanen, H., Kaste, M., & Tatlisumak, T. (2009). Causes of death and predictors of 5-year mortality in young adults after first-ever ischemic stroke: the Helsinki Young Stroke Registry. Stroke, 40(8), 2698-2703.
Marzuk, P. M., Tardiff, K., Leon, A. C., Hirsch, C. S., Stajic, M., Portera, L., … & Iqbal, M. I. (1995). Fatal injuries after cocaine use as a leading cause of death among young adults in New York City. New England Journal of Medicine, 332(26), 1753-1757.
Kai, J. (1996). What worries parents when their preschool children are acutely ill, and why: a qualitative study. BMJ, 313(7063), 983-986.

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