Volume 18 - Article 19 | Pages 531–568  

Does the recent evolution of Canadian mortality agree with the epidemiologic transition theory?

By Marie-Hélène Lussier, Robert Bourbeau, Robert Choinière


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.

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