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Descriptor English: Health Transition
Descriptor Spanish: Transición de la Salud
Descriptor transición sanitaria
Entry term(s) transición de la salud
Scope note: Cambios demográficos y epidemiológicos que se han producido en las últimas cinco décadas en muchos países en desarrollo y que se caracterizan por un gran incremento del número y proporción de personas de mediana edad o ancianos y de la frecuencia de las enfermedades que se dan en estos grupos de edad. La transición epidemiológica es fruto de los esfuerzos para mejorar la salud materna e infantil mediante la atención primaria y los servicios suplementarios. Dichos esfuerzos han propiciado una disminución de la tasa de natalidad, la reducción de la mortalidad materna, la mejora de los servicios de prevención, la reducción de la mortalidad del lactante y el aumento de la esperanza de vida que definen la transición. (Traducción libre del original: Ann Intern Med 1992 Mar 15;116(6):499-504)
Descriptor Portuguese: Transição Epidemiológica
Descriptor 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
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D019456
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
Public MeSH Note: 97
History Note: 97
DeCS ID: 33156
Unique ID: D019456
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
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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