Volume 18 - Article 19 | Pages 531-568
Does the recent evolution of Canadian mortality agree with the epidemiologic transition theory?
|Date received:||23 May 2007|
|Date published:||20 Jun 2008|
|Keywords:||Canada, causes of death, chronic diseases, epidemiologic transition, mortality, new variants of the theory|
After studying the epidemiologic transition’s situation in Canada, it is determined that the delimitation of temporal stages within the epidemiologic transition as put forward by Omran (1971, 1998), Olshansky and Ault (1986), Rogers and Hackenberg (1987) and Olshansky et al. (1998) does not suit the Canadian evolution. Many of the researchers’ postulates on the epidemiologic transition were not confirmed, which leads us to assert that, since 1958, the epidemiologic transition is best described as an evolution process rather than specific stages confined within time limits.
Marie-Hélène Lussier - Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, United States of America
Robert Bourbeau - Université de Montréal, Canada
Robert Choinière - Institut National de Santé Publique du Québec (INSPQ), Canada
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