2) Requiring all long-term care facilities and chronic-care facilities to meet a strict quality standard of oral health care would assure dental hygiene for the most dependent segment
of the elderly and mentally ill populations.
The dependency ratio of a population represents the number or proportion of individuals in the dependent segment
of the population divided by the number or proportion of individuals in the working population times 100.
The highly dependent segment
of the welfare population - about 432,000 families - poses a real challenge.
Arsenic market is a highly dependent segment
of the global economy - the material is recovered from processing of nonferrous ores or concentrates and is a byproduct of gold mining from orpiment and realgar.
An apt strategic response to this challenge might be to diversify into supplying less export dependent segments
and to monitor global trends related to Russia and Ukraine's main product exports," says Frost & Sullivan (http://industrialautomation.
Gantert added, "While the El Nino winter of 1997-98 has unfavorably impacted the weather related portion of our business for 1998, our less weather dependent segments
are showing continued growth.