Premature Death in the New Independent States

Premature Death in the New Independent States

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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.consequent reduction in per capita consumption must have had some beneficial results, but certainly not to the extent commonly cited. ... FATAL ALCOHOL POISONING: A NEGLECTED PROBLEM One of the most alarming phenomena related to alcohol abuse in the ... The Soviet and post-Soviet rates varying from 10 to 37 are thus so high that they do not fit into the range of international experience.

Title:Premature Death in the New Independent States
Author:National Research Council, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, Committee on Population
Publisher:National Academies Press - 1997-05-27


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