Measuring Health and Disease

Epidemiological transition change in pattern of

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Unformatted text preview: ds on training and expertise of people coding Health measures so much on mortality but we also want to focus on improving the lives of those living. Demographic transition: shift from older population to younger population: Changes in birth and death rates accompanying shift from a traditional to modern society High birth rates balanced by high death rates, little or no growth High birth rates with falling mortality, explosive population growth, large young population Low birth rates balanced by low death rates, fewer children, growing aging population, generally equal age distribution Demographic trap: fertility rate does not necessarily drop, but it’s a matter of women’s choice to have fewer children. Epidemiological transition: Change in pattern of disease as a society modernizes and undergoes demographic transition: Moves from a situation in which communicable diseases are a major cause of morbidity and mortality to one in which non- communicable diseases are major source of morbidity and mortality: Group 1, group 2, group 3 diseases Double burden...
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