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Report Compares U.S. and Russian Mortality Now Available

For Release: September 26, 2003

 

Contact: NCHS/CDC Public Affairs, (301) 458-4800

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No. 11. Vital and Health Statistics: Russian Federation and United States, Selected Years 1985-2000 With An Overview of Russian Mortality in the 1990s. (English Version) Series Report 5, No. 11.  65 pp. (PHS) 2003-1487. [PDF - 4 MB]

No. 11. Vital and Health Statistics: Russian Federation and United States, Selected Years 1985-2000 With An Overview of Russian Mortality in the 1990s. (Russian Version) Series Report 5, No. 11.  67 pp. (PHS) 2003-1487. [PDF - 5 MB]

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) compares Russian mortality with the U.S. over a 15 year period.  The report, a joint effort with the Department of Health and Human Services and the Russian Health Ministry, is the third in a series providing comparative vital health statistics data for both countries.

The report shows up-and-down trends with regards to Russian mortality using chart data on such topics as Russian mortality by age group, cause of death, risk factors, and other issues underlining these trends.

During the 1990s, Russia experienced a major increase in mortality from 1990 to 1994, followed by a substantial reduction in mortality from 1994 to 1998, and then another major increase from 1998-2000.

Other topics covered in the report include: population size, fertility, life expectancy, abortion, infant mortality, and death rate among others.

The complete report is available on the CDC/NCHS Website. Copies are also available upon request at 301 458-4636.

 

 

 

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