While Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic have seen impressive gains in life expectancy in the 1990s, Romania has not. In contrast with the other countries, there has been very little research on the causes of the pattern of mortality seen in Romania. The objectives of this paper are to describe the trends in life expectancy at birth in Romania after the political transition in 1989 and to evaluate the contribution of deaths from different causes and different ages to these changes.
Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 56(6), 444-449 pp. [doi:10.1136/jech.56.6.444]