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A country divided? Regional variation in mortality in Ukraine

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  • Adrianna Murphy

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  • Nataliia Levchuk

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  • Andrew Stickley

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  • Bayard Roberts

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  • Martin McKee

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Deaths due to infectious disease, especially TB, play an important role in the gap in life expectancy between regions in Ukraine. These deaths are entirely preventable—further research is needed to identify what has ‘protected’ individuals in Western Ukraine from the burden of deaths experienced by their Southern and Eastern counterparts. Copyright Swiss School of Public Health 2013

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  • Adrianna Murphy & Nataliia Levchuk & Andrew Stickley & Bayard Roberts & Martin McKee, 2013. "A country divided? Regional variation in mortality in Ukraine," International Journal of Public Health, Springer;Swiss School of Public Health (SSPH+), vol. 58(6), pages 837-844, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:ijphth:v:58:y:2013:i:6:p:837-844
    DOI: 10.1007/s00038-013-0457-2
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    Mortality; Differential; Decomposition; Ukraine;

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