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Progression of the epidemiological transition in a rural South African setting: findings from population surveillance in Agincourt, 1993-2013

Kabudula, Chodziwadziwa; Houle, Brian; Collinson, Mark; Kahn, Kathleen; Gómez-Olivé, Francesc; Clark, Samuel J.; Tollman, Stephen M.

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Background: Virtually all low- and middle-income countries are undergoing an epidemiological transition whose progression is more varied than experienced in high-income countries. Observed changes in mortality and disease patterns reveal that the transition in most low- and middle-income countries is characterized by reversals, partial changes and the simultaneous occurrence of different types of diseases of varying magnitude. Localized characterization of this shifting burden, frequently...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/247363
Source: BMC Public Health
DOI: 10.1186/s12889-017-4312-x
Access Rights: Open Access

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