ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Epidemiological Transition in Urban Maharashtra

Epidemiological transition is a process whereby the predominant causes of death shift from communicable/parasitic diseases to non-communicable diseases. A study of the Medical Certification of Cause of Death in Maharashtra shows that the share of communicable diseases has gone down only slightly while diseases of the circulatory system, neoplasm and injuries have increased significantly. This increase is a reflection of development and changing lifestyles.



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