Health crisis in Russia. II. Changes in causes of death: a comparison with France and England and Wales (1970 to 1993)

Popul. 1996;8:155-89.


"Trends in Russian mortality appear all the more negative in comparison with the very favourable trends in most Western countries, especially during the last two decades. To highlight the most damaging causes, we compare Russian cause-specific mortality trends with those observed in France and England and Wales, two countries for which we have reconstructed continuous time series of deaths by cause.... It was within the framework of...30 categories [of causes] that we calculated death rates by age group and standardized mortality rates by cause...."

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Cause of Death*
  • Cross-Cultural Comparison*
  • Demography
  • Developed Countries
  • England
  • Europe
  • Europe, Eastern
  • France
  • Mortality*
  • Population
  • Population Dynamics
  • Research
  • Russia
  • United Kingdom
  • Wales