Content №4 от 2017

Northern Regions in Russia: the Level and Structure of Mortality

The article examines mortality and life expectancy in the northern regions of Russia. It shows that life expectancy in the North is below the national average. Only in Khanty-Mansi and Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrugs, this indicator is higher than the nationwide figure. This situation is largely due to the «export of mortality» to the southern regions. Despite the reduction, life expectancy here is still more gender-differentiated than it is in other parts of the country. The proportion of mortality from external causes  remains  above  the average Russian level. In most of the North, infant mortality has declined over recent years. The article’s conclusion is that the Russian North still has large reserves to increase life expectancy. We justify activities for extending the existing positive trends.

Popova L. A.

Taranenko N. N.

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