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Descriptor English: Social Vulnerability
Descriptor Spanish: Vulnerabilidad Social
Descriptor Portuguese: Vulnerabilidade Social
Descriptor French: Vulnérabilité Sociale
Entry term(s): High Social Risk
Social High Risk
Tree number(s): SP2.036.010.101
SP8.473.981.972
Scope note: (1) Degree of susceptibility or of risk to which a population is exposed to suffer damage in a natural disaster. (2) Social vulnerability refers to the resilience of communities when confronted by external stresses on human health, stresses such as natural or human-caused disasters, or disease outbreaks. Reducing social vulnerability can decrease both human suffering and economic loss. (https://www.cdc.gov/socialdeterminants/data/index.htm)
DeCS ID: 34658
Unique ID: DDCS034658
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Social Vulnerability - Preferred
Concept UI FD00060552
Scope note (1) Degree of susceptibility or of risk to which a population is exposed to suffer damage in a natural disaster. (2) Social vulnerability refers to the resilience of communities when confronted by external stresses on human health, stresses such as natural or human-caused disasters, or disease outbreaks. Reducing social vulnerability can decrease both human suffering and economic loss. (https://www.cdc.gov/socialdeterminants/data/index.htm)
Preferred term Social Vulnerability
Entry term(s) High Social Risk
Social High Risk



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