Public health in central and eastern Europe and the role of environmental pollution.

@article{Little1998PublicHI,
  title={Public health in central and eastern Europe and the role of environmental pollution.},
  author={Ruth E Little},
  journal={Annual review of public health},
  year={1998},
  volume={19},
  pages={153-72}
}
The central and eastern European countries that composed the former Eastern Bloc have experienced an alarming decline in public health since the dissolution of the Soviet Union. Death rates have increased in most age groups. Life expectancy, especially among males, has decreased in many countries; in Russia, male life expectancy dropped by six years between 1989 and 1994. By 2020, these countries are projected to have smaller increases in life expectancy than any other geographic region. The… CONTINUE READING