Volume 23 - Article 27 | Pages 749–770
Age-adjusted disability rates and regional effects in Russia
|Date received:||29 Jul 2010|
|Date published:||22 Oct 2010|
|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.
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