Jadvyga Petrauskienė

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We analyzed the ratio of deaths from stroke and ischemic heart disease in Lithuania over a 72-month period (1990-1995) in relation to fluctuations in five physical environmental parameters. Results indicated a highly significant adverse correlation of the stroke/ischemic heart disease death ratio with both solar activity (r = -0.64, p = 0.0001), stronger(More)
BACKGROUND During the early 1990s the countries of the Former Soviet Union experienced a dramatic rise in mortality, especially from cardiovascular diseases. Although still poorly understood there is evidence, particularly from Russia, that this mortality crisis is partly linked to alcohol consumption. In this paper we use data from Lithuania to explore the(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to examine the changes in mortality differentials by level of education during the period of socio-economic transition in Lithuania. METHODS This analysis was based on routine mortality statistics and census data for 1989 and 2001 for the entire country. RESULTS Despite a general improvement in the level of education in the(More)
The aim of this study was to analyze daily variations in mortality from suicides of Lithuanian urban and rural populations in two different periods of economic and political development of the country (1988-1990 and 1998-2000). The highest proportion of suicides occurred on Mondays and during the first days after the major public holidays, especially in(More)
This article describes the second phase of a large study of Lithuanian dentists' health, and focuses on self-reported physical health complaints, general health state and associations between the two. In 2006, a postal questionnaire survey of all (N=2,449) licensed dentists registered with the Lithuanian Dental Association was conducted, obtaining a(More)
OBJECTIVE To present changes in life expectancy of males and females by the level of educational achievement and describe different aspects of inequalities in life expectancy over the decade of socioeconomic transition in Lithuania. MATERIAL AND METHODS This analysis is based on routine mortality statistics and census data for 1989 and 2001 for the entire(More)
OBJECTIVE Stomach cancer is the second common cause of death in Lithuania and most countries of the world. Nevertheless, there were no reports of epidemiological studies on stomach cancer in Lithuania. Therefore, a hospital-based case-control study has been carried out in order to assess the associations between vegetables and fruits and risk of stomach(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyse suicide by hanging, compared with other methods, by demographic and selected social factors in Lithuania, and to evaluate changes during 1993-1997, and 1998-2002. METHODS Data on committed suicides were compiled from the Lithuanian Department of Statistics. Suicides were identified by the International Classification of Diseases(More)
BACKGROUND In Lithuania, suicides are a grave public health problem, requiring more extensive investigation. The aim of the study was to assess the seasonal variations of suicides in Lithuania throughout the years 1993-2002, describing patterns by gender, age and method of suicide. METHODS The study material consisted of all registered suicides (n =(More)
The purpose of this study was to examine educational inequalities in life expectancy of the Lithuanian population. The life-tables by level of education were calculated on the basis of the individual records of the 1989 census, which were linked to the death records of males and females, aged 25-70 years. In comparison with the group with university(More)