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Descriptor English: Risk Groups
Descriptor Spanish: Grupos de Riesgo
Descriptor Portuguese: Grupos de Risco
Descriptor French: Groupes à Risque
Entry term(s): At-Risk Communities
At-Risk Groups
Communities Exposed to Risk
Groups Exposed to Risk
Risk-Prone Communities
Risk-Prone Groups
Risk-Sensitive Communities
Risk-Sensitive Groups
Risk-Susceptible Communities
Risk-Susceptible Groups
Vulnerable Communities
Vulnerable Groups
Tree number(s): SP5.001.012.033.024.020
SP8.473.981.972.907
Scope note: Vulnerable groups: a section of the population, specially infants, pregnant and lactating mothers, the elderly, the homeless, who are particularly prone to sickness and nutritional deficiencies. They are likely to suffer most in a disaster (Material V - Gunn, S.W.A. Multilingual Dictionary of Disaster Medicine and International Relief, 1990) Risk groups: groups of people to whom health care should be delivered first due to exposition to certain risks.
Related: Nutrition for Vulnerable Groups DeCS
DeCS ID: 16843
Unique ID: DDCS016843
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Risk Groups - Preferred
Concept UI FD00057862
Scope note Vulnerable groups: a section of the population, specially infants, pregnant and lactating mothers, the elderly, the homeless, who are particularly prone to sickness and nutritional deficiencies. They are likely to suffer most in a disaster (Material V - Gunn, S.W.A. Multilingual Dictionary of Disaster Medicine and International Relief, 1990) Risk groups: groups of people to whom health care should be delivered first due to exposition to certain risks.
Preferred term Risk Groups
Entry term(s) At-Risk Communities
At-Risk Groups
Communities Exposed to Risk
Groups Exposed to Risk
Risk-Prone Communities
Risk-Prone Groups
Risk-Sensitive Communities
Risk-Sensitive Groups
Risk-Susceptible Communities
Risk-Susceptible Groups
Vulnerable Communities
Vulnerable Groups



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