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Title: A half-century portrait: health transition in the Xavante indians from Central Brazil
Authors: Santos, Ricardo Ventura
Coimbra Junior, Carlos Everaldo Alvares
Welch, James R.
Affilliation: Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública Sergio Arouca. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil / Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. Museu Nacional. Departamento de Antropologia. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública Sérgio Arouca. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública Sérgio Arouca. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil
Abstract: This chapter discusses some of the most recent studies that have been conducted among the indigenous Xavante people in Central Brazil by members of the research group Health, Epidemiology and Anthropology of Indigenous Peoples, coordinated by Ricardo Ventura Santos and Carlos E. A. Coimbra Jr., from the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Rio de Janeiro. Members of this research group first studied the Xavante in 1990 and have since published on such diverse topics such as nutrition, subsistence, demography, epidemiology of infectious and parasitic diseases, and social organization. Recently, the group has focused on the relationship between health profiles and emergent forms of socioeconomic differentiation internal to specific Xavante communities. Additionally, they have begun publishing the results of longitudinal studies that document phenomena that had not yet been evident in cross-sectional approaches. In this chapter, they illustrate these new directions with examples of recent research on dental health, demography, and nutrition transition. These examples demonstrate the interrelatedness of health and various ecological, political, economic, and sociocultural transformations of different temporal scales
Keywords: Brazil
Indians, South American
Health of Indigenous Peoples
Epidemioloy
Demography
Oral Health
Fertility
Local Health Systems
Nutritional Transition
Population Dynamics
Antrophology
Human Ecology
Mortality
Keywords: Mato Grosso
Região Amazônica
Região Centro-Oeste
Xavante
Distrito Sanitário Especial Indígena
Revisão
DeCS: Brasil
Saúde de Populações Indígenas
Índios Sul-Americanos
Epidemiologia
Demografia
Saúde Bucal
Fertilidade
Sistemas Locais de Saúde
Transição Nutricional
Dinâmica Populacional
Antropologia
Ecologia Humana
Mortalidade
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Springer Science
Citation: SANTOS, Ricardo Ventura; COIMBRA JUNIOR, Carlos Everaldo Alvares; WELCH, James R. A half-century portrait: Hhalth transition in the Xavante indians from Central Brazil. In: BRONDÍZIO, Eduardo S.; MORAN, Emilio (eds.). Human-Environment Interactions: Current and Future Directions. Dordrecht: Springer Science, 2013. p. 29-52.
ISBN: 978-94-007-4779-1
Other Identifiers: 978-94-007-4779-1 978-94-007-4780-7
Copyright: open access
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