East-West mortality divide and its potential explanations: proposed research agenda.

@article{Bobak1996EastWestMD,
  title={East-West mortality divide and its potential explanations: proposed research agenda.},
  author={Martin Bobak and Michael Marmot},
  journal={BMJ},
  year={1996},
  volume={312 7028},
  pages={421-5}
}
There is a sharp divide in mortality between eastern and western Europe, which has largely developed over the past three decades and is caused mainly by chronic diseases in adulthood. The difference in life expectancy at birth between the best and worst European countries in this respect is more than 10 years for both sexes. The reasons for these differences in mortality are not clear and data currently available permit only speculation. The contributions of medical care and pollution are… CONTINUE READING
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