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Department of complex studies of population health and social-hygienic monitoring (Department Head: Prof.Tamara M.Maximova)

Semashko Research Institute, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Moscow, Russia

Health of Russia's population

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Information and analytical data about different characteristics of population health in Russia, its modern problems, trends, common social-biological laws of health and health peculiarities forming.

The main problem of Russia's population health are very high rates of mortality. Is this parameter correlating with other health characteristics, and these ones - are they rapidly decreasing and at the same time stay worse from other countries ones?

For the resolution of this problem it is necessary to examine and evaluate several aspects of population health forming in different conditions, including contemporary life ones, which have changed the life values characteristics of the wide masses of population.


Some publications of the Department

T.M.Maximova, E.P.Kakorina, T.A.Korolkova, D.I.Ismailova, N.P.Lushkina Morbidity and peculiarities of medical care among disabled persons

T.M.Maximova Social-hygienic approaches for evaluation of health population formation under the different social and ecological conditions

T.M.Maximova., V.A.Alabjeva Social-hygienic evaluation of present trends of basic features in Russia’s population health

T.M.Maximova, E.P.Kakorina, T.A.Korolkova Morbidity of Russia's population and its regional peculiarities

T.M.Maximova, E.P.Kakorina, E.V.Orlova Evaluation of children physical development as one of the population health status indices

Materials of the round table "Monitoring system of the health of Russia's population

Maximova T.M. Socio-economic conditions and health in Russia

Maximova T.M., Belov V.B. Social inequality and diabetes in Russia


The Semashko Institute traditionally provided comprehensive sample studies of population's health in different direction. He uses all possible data sources and has analytical materials for several years :

  • official statistics for main demographic parameters (mortality, the causes of mortality, birth rates, morbidity, public health care and other available in the official sources)
  • results of sample studies as a rule around population Census (for strong denominator) the last one 1989-1991 include information for each person
  • morbidity data by using medical records, medical examination (a team of 9 doctors)
  • interview survey (self-assessemt of health, life style and life conditions for children and adults separately)
  • health interview survey for monitoring health, health problems, health care
    • 1986 and 1991 (inside the USSR)
    • 1995, 1996-in Russian Federation
    • 1997-in the frame trial census of population
    • 1998 -now in process
  • monitoring and evaluation anthropometric parameters of children in different regions and ethnic groups in Russia (1960-1996), comprehensive evaluation of physical development of children
  • Main Findings
    • Russian population have not lost the biologic potential of new generation reproduction
    • Establishing in epidemiological approach population rates of the main diseases and pathological conditions
  • Statistical evaluation of main diseases combinations
  • Strong social influence and social inequalities of the main parameters of health
  • Differentiation of anthropometric parameters of children in Russia
  • Our Institute is developping now a program of a complex study of health of Russia's population attached to the Census of 2002.

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