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Mortality Rate In Russia Increased By 5.2 Percent
May 11, 2015 16:31


 Mortality rate in Russia increased by 5.2 percent during the first quarter of 2015. This information was disclosed by the “Kommersant” newspaper on Friday, May 8 with the reference to the report of the Russian Federal State Statistics Service.

The experts do not see a single reason for this increase.

The sad growth of the statistics coincided with the devaluation of the rouble, an increase in the number and depth of stress because of the deteriorating economic situation and restructuring of the healthcare system, as the newspaper notes. 507,000 people died in Russia in the first three months of 2015, which is 23.5 thousand more than in the first quarter of last year.

At the same time, infant mortality and the number of deaths as a result of homicides and suicides have decreased. The growth was recorded in the number of deaths due to respiratory diseases (by 22 percent) and due to the coronary heart disease (by 7 percent). The Deputy Kalashnikov speaks about the way the healthcare reform led to an increase in the mortality rate of Russians.

This growth has no expressed connection with the regions, however, mortality rate has more markedly increased in the large cities of Central Russia, in the Volga region and in the north-west of the country. This indicator is much lower in Siberia and the Far East. The experts found no connection between the number of deceased people with economic indicators, as the newspaper emphasizes.

The experts predict a “demographic” growth of mortality rate within the range of 1-2 percent annually. This is due to the fact that the age of maximum mortality rate of Russians is 70-75 years, the generation of the children of 1940s which are not numerous are dying now. The people of the generation of 1950s are more numerous.

That is why, even upon the overall growth of lifetime, the “generation factor” explains the annual increase in the number of deceased people.

Author: Anna Dorozhkina

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