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The numbers of deaths from ischaemic heart disease (IHD), stroke (CVA), all accidents except vehicular, vehicular accidents and suicide (overall total, totals for men and women) per month for 36 months (1990-1992) in Lithuania were analysed in relation to: (1) month of the year (1-12); (2) geomagnetic activity; and (3) solar activity. A total of 122227(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)
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)
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)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to examine self perceived psychological wellbeing of Lithuanian dentists and to relate complains of well being to occupational hazards of dental profession. MATERIALS AND METHODS All dentists (2449) registered in Lithuanian Dental Chamber license registry were approached by post questionnaire which included structured(More)
UNLABELLED The aim of this study is a next step of our previous, initial, publications--to explore the links between monthly death number (total, and for the major death causes and each gender) with levels of monthly cosmophysical activity in a long-term, big cohort observation. METHODS Death number during 180 consecutive months from the National Registry(More)
The study assessed inequalities in mortality of Lithuanian urban and rural populations throughout the period of socio-economic transition (1990-2000). Mortality from major causes of death, except cancers in females, was higher among the rural population. Inequality in mortality increased during the period of transition, especially among males, mainly due to(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)
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)
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)