Premature Death in the New Independent States

Front Cover

In recent years there have been alarming reports of rapid decreases in life expectancy in the New Independent States (former members of the Soviet Union). To help assess priorities for health policy, the Committee on Population organized two workshops--the first on adult mortality and disability, the second on adult health priorities and policies. Participants included demographers, epidemiologists, public health specialists, economists, and policymakers from the NIS countries, the United States, and Western Europe. This volume consists of selected papers presented at the workshops. They assess the reliability of data on mortality, morbidity, and disability; analyze regional patterns and trends in mortality rates and causes of death; review evidence about major determinants of adult mortality; and discuss implications for health policy.

 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Overview
1
2 Recent Trends in Life Expectancy and Causes of Death in Russia 19701993
34
3 Spatial Age and CauseofDeath Patterns of Mortality in Russia 19881989
66
4 Issues of Data Quality in Assessing Mortality Trends and Levels in the New Independent States
120
Patterns and Impacts
156
Divergent Patterns of Mortality and Causes of Death
184
7 Soviet and Russian Statistics on Alcohol Consumption and Abuse
220
8 The AntiAlcohol Campaign and Variations in Russian Mortality
239
10 Cigarette Smoking and Priorities for Tobacco Control in the New Independent States
275
Lessons from Western Developed Countries
287
12 Nutritional Risk Factors in the Former Soviet Union
314
Finnish Experiences
335
What Works?
355
Appendix Workshop Agendas
375
Index
381
Copyright

9 Mortality from Tobacco in the New Independent States
262

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information