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Abstract

OLIVEIRA-CAMPOS, Maryane; CERQUEIRA, Marília Borborema Rodrigues  and  RODRIGUES NETO, João Felício. Population dynamics and the profile of mortality in the municipality of Montes Claros, Minas Gerais State, Brazil. Ciênc. saúde coletiva [online]. 2011, vol.16, suppl.1, pp. 1303-1310. ISSN 1413-8123.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-81232011000700064.

This study is an ecological study of time trend. The objective of this study is to assess the population dynamics as the 1980 Census, 1991 and 2000, and the profile of mortality in the period between 1996 and 2005, in Montes Claros, Minas Gerais State. We used the information systems database of Datasus and IBGE. The main results indicate that the elderly group increased from 4.1% in 1980, 5.0% in 1991 to 6.6% in 2000. On the proportional mortality by cause, diseases of the circulatory system were the first cause of death, and 23.05% in 1996 and 28.26% in 2005, followed by cancer 14.13% in 1996 and 15.69% in 2005, external causes of morbidity and mortality 11.87% in 1996 and 12.74% in 2005 and infectious and parasitic diseases 8.42% in 1996 and 5.43% in 2005. The profile of mortality followed the population dynamics of the city observed a reduction of infectious diseases and an increase in chronic diseases, consistent with the process of population aging.

Keywords : Population dynamics; Mortality; Aging; Chronic diseases.

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