Health expectancy in the Russian Federation: a new perspective on the health divide in Europe.

Abstract

There is a large toll of premature male mortality in the Russian Federation but there also appears to be a substantial burden of ill-health among women. As in other countries, the responses of men and women to adversity differ, leading to premature death in men but survival in a poor state of health in women. Epidemiological studies including objective measures of health would help policy-makers to estimate more precisely the scale and nature of this problem. Policy-makers must recognize that health expectancy in the Russian Federation is reduced in both men and women.

Citation

In: Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 2003, 81(11), 778-788 pp.

Health expectancy in the Russian Federation: a new perspective on the health divide in Europe.

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