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Censuses MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Censuses
Tree Number(s)
I01.240.205
N01.224.175
N06.850.505.400.225
Unique ID
D019352
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D019352
Annotation
for modern & hist censuses; IM; specify geog
Scope Note
Enumerations of populations usually recording identities of all persons in every place of residence with age or date of birth, sex, occupation, national origin, language, marital status, income, relation to head of household, information on the dwelling place, education, literacy, health-related data (e.g., permanent disability), etc. The census or "numbering of the people" is mentioned several times in the Old Testament. Among the Romans, censuses were intimately connected with the enumeration of troops before and after battle and probably a military necessity. (From Last, A Dictionary of Epidemiology, 3d ed; Garrison, An Introduction to the History of Medicine, 4th ed, p66, p119)
Entry Term(s)
Census
Census Methods
Microcensus
Previous Indexing
Demography (1966-1996)
Public MeSH Note
97; CENSUS was see DEMOGRAPHY 1990-96
Online Note
use DEMOGRAPHY to search CENSUS 1990-96
History Note
97; CENSUS was see DEMOGRAPHY 1990-96
Date Established
1997/01/01
Date of Entry
1996/06/10
Revision Date
2008/07/08

Allowable Qualifiers
Censuses Preferred
Census Methods Related
Microcensus Narrower
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