Special Collection 2 - Article 5 | Pages 105–138

The case of the Czech Republic: Determinants of the recent favourable turnover in mortality

By Jitka Rychtarikova

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Date received:17 Feb 2003
Date published:16 Apr 2004
Word count:7035
Keywords:Czech Republic, favorable mortality turnover, life style, medical factors, mortality, survival by education, transition period
DOI:10.4054/DemRes.2004.S2.5
 

Abstract

Since the collapse of the socialist system at the beginning of the 1990s, the health situation in the Czech Republic has improved more rapidly than in other CEE countries. Mortality from circulatory diseases decreased significantly at higher ages. The recent decline in mortality is likely to be attributable to technical progress in medical treatment and less affected by the change in lifestyle. While the use of cardiovascular drugs and the number of operations of invasive heart-surgery considerably improved, smoking and alcohol consumption have somewhat augmented at the same time.
The recent favourable turnover has currently brought the Czech Republic a little closer to the European average.

Author's Affiliation

Jitka Rychtarikova - Univerzita Karlova, Czech Republic [Email]

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