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Need for New Approaches to the Correct Assessment of the Role of Psychoactive Substances in Population Mortality

Issue № 3 | 2014 (17)

Abstract

The study of mortality from mental and behavioral disorders due to psychoactive substances (PAS) is due to serious medical, social and economic consequences of their use.

Objective: to conduct a comparative analysis of mortality rates (per 100 thousand population) in the Russian Federation and the United Kingdom.

Materials and Methods: the mortality rates in the 10-year age groups from conditions and diseases, appropriate codes F 10-19 class V of ICD-10 in Russia and the United Kingdom for 2012.

Results. In Russia almost all age groups mortality from these reasons much higher than in the UK. Male mortality is much higher than among women in both countries. In Russia, mortality associated with substance use is recorded at the age of 15-24 years, which is not in the UK; but the mortality rate among Russian women older than 75 years lower than that of older women in the UK is 3.6 times. Existing approaches to the evaluation of mortality based on the immediate cause of death listed on the death certificate does not reflect the role of surfactant in mortality.

Conclusions. Mortality from causes appropriate codes F10-19 class V of ICD-10 in Russia is much higher than in the UK. New approaches are needed to study the role of psychoactive substances in the mortality rate.

Keywords

mortality, psychoactive substances, mental disorders.

For citations

Vatolina M.A., Samorodskaya I.V., Klimenko T.V., Boytsov S.A. Need for New Approaches to the Correct Assessment of the Role of Psychoactive Substances in Population Mortality. Medical Technologies. Assessment and Choice. 2014; 3(17): 51–57.

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