Yury Evgeny Razvodovsky

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Background: Suicide is one of the main causes of premature mortality in Russia, brining considerable losses of human lives. There is strong evidence of a crucial role of alcohol in the explanation of the high suicide rate and its profound fluctuations over the past decades in this country. Method: Trends in alcohol consumption per capita and suicide rates(More)
BACKGROUND To investigate the phenomenon of alcohol poisoning in Russia and the countries in the European part of the former Soviet Union in the period 1970-2002. METHODS Four time points were chosen spanning the late Soviet and post-Soviet periods. Data relating to alcohol poisoning deaths were collected at each point for the countries in the(More)
OBJECTIVE Recent research evidence suggests that the consumption of different types of alcoholic beverage may have a differential effect on cardiovascular diseases (CVD) mortality rates. The aim of this study was to examine the relation between the consumption of different beverage types and CVD mortality rates in Russia across the later-Soviet and(More)
Accumulated research evidence suggests that alcohol is a major contributor to premature deaths toll in Russia. The aim of the present study was to estimate the premature adult mortality attributable to alcohol abuse in Russia on the basis of aggregate-level data of all-cause mortality and alcohol consumption. With this purpose age-standardized sex-specific(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the occurrence of suicide in urban and rural regions of Belarus in the post-Soviet period. STUDY DESIGN Unlinked cross-sectional study using data drawn from four time points. METHODS Age- and gender-specific suicide data for urban and rural regions of Belarus were obtained from the Belarus Ministry of Statistics for the years 1990,(More)
BACKGROUND It is well recognized that both acute and chronic alcohol use are among the major behaviorally modifiable factors that are associated with suicidal behavior. There is suggestive evidence that binge drinking pattern, i.e. excessive consumption of strong spirits results in quicker and deeper level of intoxication, increasing the propensity for(More)
It has been repeatedly emphasized that alcohol provides the most plausible explanation for both the high rate of cardiovascular mortality rate and its dramatic fluctuations in Russia over recent decades, while other traditional risk factors identified in epidemiological studies have little predictive value. The aim of this study was to examine the relation(More)