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Health Transition

"Health Transition" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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)


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Health Transition" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Health Transition" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 26 publications over 17 distinct years, with a maximum of 3 publications in 2014 and 2015 and 2019
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