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Descriptor English: Famine
Descriptor Spanish: Hambruna
Descriptor hambruna
Scope note: Condiciones en las que al menos el veinte por ciento de los hogares de un área se enfrenta a una escasez extrema de alimentos con una capacidad limitada para afrontarla, las tasas de malnutrición aguda superan el treinta por ciento y la mortalidad es superior a dos personas por día por diez mil personas. (Traducción libre del original: news.un.org/en/story/2011/07/382342-when-food-security-crisis-becomes-famine)
Descriptor Portuguese: Fome Epidêmica
Descriptor French: Famine
Tree number(s): J01.576.423.750.500
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D000079685
Scope note: The conditions when at least 20 per cent of households in an area face extreme food shortages with a limited ability to cope; acute malnutrition rates exceed 30 per cent; and the death rate exceeds two persons per day per 10,000 persons. (From news.un.org/en/story/2011/07/382342-when-food-security-crisis-becomes-famine)
Allowable Qualifiers: CL classification
EC economics
EH ethnology
ES ethics
HI history
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
PC prevention & control
PX psychology
SN statistics & numerical data
TD trends
Public MeSH Note: 2020; 1986-2019 see STARVATION
History Note: 2020; 1986-2019 use STARVATION
Related: Hunger MeSH
Starvation MeSH
DeCS ID: 59292
Unique ID: D000079685
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Date Established: 2020/01/01
Date of Entry: 2019/07/08
Revision Date: 2019/06/20
Famine - Preferred
Concept UI M0020440
Scope note The conditions when at least 20 per cent of households in an area face extreme food shortages with a limited ability to cope; acute malnutrition rates exceed 30 per cent; and the death rate exceeds two persons per day per 10,000 persons. (From news.un.org/en/story/2011/07/382342-when-food-security-crisis-becomes-famine)
Preferred term Famine



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