Skip to main content

Russia’s population health: factors and characteristics in the 1990s


Nazarova, Inna B. (2003). Russia's population health: factors and characteristics in the 1990s. Sotsiologicheskie Issledovaniya, 29(11), 57-69.


Determines basic factors influencing Russia's inhabitants' health during the recent changes. Data from the Russian Longitudinal Monitoring Survey for 1994-2000 serve as a main source of the paper. Physical & emotional health seems to depend largely on such key demographic features as age, sex, & residence. Ethnic Slavs tend to assess their health below average, as do individuals living for over 5 years in poor households. People with higher education have better chances to retain their emotional health. Poverty for over 5 years & at least one year of unemployment have negative impact on men's state of mind. Smoking for over three years, lack of sleep, & physical passivity are clearly harmful for health, while believers tend to assess their physical health higher then unbelievers do. 20 References. Adapted from the source document.

Reference Type

Journal Article

Year Published


Journal Title

Sotsiologicheskie Issledovaniya


Nazarova, Inna B.