Sara Ferlander

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The state of public health in Russia is undoubtedly poor compared with other European countries. The health crisis that has characterised the transition period has been attributed to a number of factors, with an increasing interest being focused on the impact of social capital - or the lack of it. However, there have been relatively few studies of the(More)
The harmful effects of alcohol consumption are not necessarily limited to the amounts consumed. Drinking in binges is a specific feature of Russian alcohol consumption that may be of importance even for explaining the current mortality crisis. Based on interviews conducted with a stratified random sample of 1190 Muscovites in 2004, this paper examines binge(More)
The aim of this paper is to present the Moscow Health Survey 2004, which was designed to examine health inequalities in Moscow. In particular we want to discuss social survey problems, such as non-response, in Moscow and Russia. Interviews, covering social and economic circumstances, health and social trust, of a stratified random sample of the greater(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine which factors are associated with feeling lonely in Moscow, Russia, and to determine whether loneliness is associated with worse health. STUDY DESIGN Cross-sectional study. METHODS Data from 1190 participants were drawn from the Moscow Health Survey. Logistic regression analysis was used to examine which factors were associated(More)
Author details Stockholm Centre for Health and Social Change (SCOHOST), Department of Sociology, School of Social Sciences, Södertörn University, 141 89 Huddinge, Sweden. European Centre on Health of Societies in Transition (ECOHOST), London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK. Department of Human Ecology, Graduate School of Medicine,(More)
BACKGROUND Depression is a major health problem worldwide, especially among women. The condition has been related to a number of factors, such as alcohol consumption, economic situation and, more recently, to social capital. However, there have been relatively few studies about the social capital-depression relationship in Eastern Europe. This paper aims to(More)
Any journal relies very heavily on the generous work of those who referee papers. The reviewers for Sociology of Health and Illness have a particular reputation for their unstinting helpfulness and consideration to authors. The Editors would like to thank the following people for completing reviews in the year between October 2015 and September 2016. Their(More)
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