Staunton, June 17 – Even before the increase in mortality rates among Russians in the first quarter of this year, Russians were dying in ways that highlight serious problems with that country’s medical services and the behavior of its population, according to data published by the Russian State Statistical Committee.
In reporting on this, the Meduza.io portal says that the Rosstat data do provide some good news: Although 1.9 million Russians died in 2014, not one of those did so from cholera, typhus, or plague. But Russians died from circulatory illnesses (the most common explanation) and old age (meduza.io/galleries/2015/06/17/kak-umirayut-rossiyane).
The portal provides a selection of data on some of the causes of deaths among Russians that it suggested were “indicative” of the situation there:
14816 from tuberculosis
12879 from AIDS
64548 from heart attacks
20232 from diabetes
104 from flu
12504 from cirrhosis of the liver
39431 from pneumonia
212 from complications from pregnancies or while giving birth
8958 from falls
2010 while crossing railroad tracks
7468 from drowning
442 from SIDS
27066 from suicides