CitationPaul, Pavitra; Valtonen, Hannu; Hakobyan, Mihran; & Dunn, Alison (2016). A study of the Determinants of Health and the Distribution of Perceived Health in Afghanistan, Armenia and the Russian Federation. Kuopio, Finland: University of Eastern Finland.
AbstractAchieving health goals on average for a nation
does not necessarily ensure good health is equally
spread among different socioeconomic groups and
regions. Concerns about health inequalities make it
necessary to recognise the health status of different
groups and develop health policies accordingly.
What are the effects of different determinants of
health on the population? For example, what are
the associations between perceived health, use of
health services and satisfaction with health services?
Understanding perceptions of health among different
socioeconomic groups and across regions are
critical for policies and interventions aiming to
ensure equitable distribution of resources and
effective national health services.