Volume 23 - Article 27 | Pages 749–770

Age-adjusted disability rates and regional effects in Russia

By Aleksandr Andreev, Charles M. Becker

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Date received:29 Jul 2010
Date published:22 Oct 2010
Word count:2881
Keywords:age-standardized disability, National Survey of Household Welfare and Program Participation (NOBUS), Russia


We provide three measures of age-standardized disability rates for each Russian region and show that most, though not all, of the regional patterns in disability prevalence disappear with standardization. Disability prevalence remains unusually high for women in St Petersburg and Belgorod but the "remote but healthy" pattern is nearly gone. We conclude that differences in age structure largely account for the differences in disability prevalence across regions of Russia.

Author's Affiliation

Aleksandr Andreev - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States of America [Email]
Charles M. Becker - Duke University, United States of America [Email]

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