Health Lifestyles in Central Asia: the Case of Kazakhstan and Kyrgystan

Christian Wilhelm Haerpfer, W. C. Cockerham, P. Abbott

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Abstract

There is a growing body of evidence suggesting that negative health lifestyles are the principal social determinants of the mortality crisis in the former socialist states. Little is known, however, about health lifestyles in Central Asia, where the downturn in life expectancy was also experienced. This paper examines health lifestyles in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan in order to fill an important gap in the literature. The data show, consistent with the improved longevity of the Kyrgyz population, that such lifestyles are more positive in Kyrgyzstan despite the somewhat better economic situation in Kazakhstan, where the mortality crisis continues. (C) 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1409-1421
Number of pages12
JournalSocial Science & Medicine
Volume50
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004

Keywords

  • lifestyle
  • mortality
  • Central Asia
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • CARDIOVASCULAR MORTALITY
  • MANUAL WORKERS
  • EASTERN-EUROPE
  • RUSSIA
  • MOSCOW
  • EXPECTANCY
  • DRINKING
  • HELSINKI
  • ALCOHOL
  • HEAVY

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Health Lifestyles in Central Asia: the Case of Kazakhstan and Kyrgystan. / Haerpfer, Christian Wilhelm; Cockerham, W. C.; Abbott, P.

In: Social Science & Medicine, Vol. 50, No. 6, 2004, p. 1409-1421.

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Haerpfer, Christian Wilhelm ; Cockerham, W. C. ; Abbott, P. / Health Lifestyles in Central Asia: the Case of Kazakhstan and Kyrgystan. In: Social Science & Medicine. 2004 ; Vol. 50, No. 6. pp. 1409-1421.
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