Maternal and child health statistics : Russian Federation and United States, selected years 1985-95
Published Date:March 1999
Corporate Authors:National Center for Health Statistics (U.S.) ; Public Health Research Institute "MedSocEconomInform" ; Russia (Federation). Ministerstvo zdravookhranenii︠a︡
Health And Hygiene
Infant Health Services
Maternal Health Services
Child Welfare/Statistics/United States
Infant Health Services/Statistics/Russia (Federation)
Infant Health Services/Statistics/United States
Maternal Health Services/Statistics/Russia (Federation)
Maternal Health Services/Statistics/United States
Maternal Welfare/Statistics/United States
Pregnant Women/Health And Hygiene/Statistics/Russia (Federation)
Pregnant Women/Health And Hygiene/Statistics/United States
Vital Statistics/United States
Series:DHHS publication ; no. (PHS) 98-1486
Vital and health statistics. Series 5, Comparative international vital and health statistics reports ; no. 10
Description:In English and Russian, with Russian text inverted [Статистика Здоровья Матери И Ребенка: Российская Федерация И Соединенные Штаты Америки, Избранные Годи 1985-1995].
This report is the second in a series providing comparative vital and health statistics data for the Russian Federation and the United States. The publication is a joint effort by the National Center for Health Statistics of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States and the Public Health Institute, MedSocEconomInform, Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation.
The focus of the current report is on maternal and child health statistics in the two countries. Using tables, figures, and commentary, this report makes available information on a broad range of health measures for mothers, infants, children, and adolescents in the Russian Federation and the United States. The data are presented in a comparative format to enhance the reader’s understanding of maternal and child health status in both countries. The report includes a discussion of data quality issues to assist the reader in understanding limitations in the accuracy, coverage, or comparability of the information presented. A background section provides a brief description of the organization of each country’s health care system, as well as an outline of national guidelines for the provision of maternal and child health care.
This report contains 24 tables covering population size, prenatal and obstetrical care, abortions, natality data, breastfeeding practices, mortality data including leading causes of death, immunization rates, communicable diseases, and other morbidity measures. Data are provided for selected years from 1985 to 1995, with the focus on the 1990’s. The report provides additional detail, when available, for key subgroups of each population: In the Russian Federation, data are presented for urban and rural regions; in the United States, for black and white racial groups. In the final section of the report, a glossary of terms provides additional detail on differences in definitions between the two countries.
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