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

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  • Marie-Hélène Lussier

    (Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing)

  • Robert Bourbeau

    (Université de Montréal)

  • Robert Choinière

    (Institut National de santé publique du Québec)

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    Abstract

    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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    Article provided by Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany in its journal Demographic Research.

    Volume (Year): 18 (2008)
    Issue (Month): 19 (June)
    Pages: 531-568

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    Handle: RePEc:dem:demres:v:18:y:2008:i:19

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    Keywords: Canada; causes of death; chronic diseases; epidemiologic transition; mortality; new variants of the theory;

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    1. FFF1Jacques NNN1Vallin & FFF2France NNN2Meslé, 2004. "Convergences and divergences in mortality," Demographic Research Special Collections, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany, vol. 2(2), pages 11-44, April.
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    1. Jeroen Spijker & Amand Blanes Llorens, 2009. "Mortality in Catalonia in the context of the third, fourth and future phases of the epidemiological transition theory," Demographic Research, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany, vol. 20(8), pages 129-168, February.

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