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Health Transition MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Health Transition
Tree Number(s)
I01.240.600.400
N01.224.625.400
N06.850.505.400.700.400
N06.850.650
Unique ID
D019456
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D019456
Annotation
demogr & epidemiol changes in health picture in a population
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)
Public MeSH Note
97
History Note
97
Date Established
1997/01/01
Date of Entry
1996/06/10
Revision Date
2008/07/08

No Qualifiers
Health Transition Preferred
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