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Descriptor in English: Health Transition
Descriptor in Spanish: Transición de la Salud
Descriptor in Portuguese: Transição Epidemiológica
Descriptor in French: Transition sanitaire
Entry term(s): Health Transitions
Transition, Health
Transitions, Health
Tree number(s): I01.240.600.400
N01.224.625.400
N06.850.505.400.700.400
N06.850.650
SP3.066.157
Scope note: Demographic and epidemiologic changes that have occurred in the last five decades in many developing countries and that are characterized by major growth in the number and proportion of middle-aged and elderly persons and in the frequency of the diseases that occur in these age groups. The health transition is the result of efforts to improve maternal and child health via primary care and outreach services and such efforts have been responsible for a decrease in the birth rate; reduced maternal mortality; improved preventive services; reduced infant mortality, and the increased life expectancy that defines the transition. (From Ann Intern Med 1992 Mar 15;116(6):499-504)
Annotation: demogr & epidemiol changes in health picture in a population
History Note: 97
DeCS UI: 33156
Descriptor UI: D019456
Date Established: 1997/01/01
Date of Entry: 1996/06/10
Revision Date: 2008/07/08
Health Transition - Preferred
Concept UI M0028947
Scope note Demographic and epidemiologic changes that have occurred in the last five decades in many developing countries and that are characterized by major growth in the number and proportion of middle-aged and elderly persons and in the frequency of the diseases that occur in these age groups. The health transition is the result of efforts to improve maternal and child health via primary care and outreach services and such efforts have been responsible for a decrease in the birth rate; reduced maternal mortality; improved preventive services; reduced infant mortality, and the increased life expectancy that defines the transition. (From Ann Intern Med 1992 Mar 15;116(6):499-504)
Preferred term Health Transition
Entry term(s) Health Transitions
Transition, Health
Transitions, Health



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