Yury Evgeny Razvodovsky*
International Academy of Sobriety, Grodno, Belarus
*Corresponding Author: Yury Evgeny Razvodovsky, International Academy of Sobriety, Grodno, Belarus.
Received: March 23, 2018; Published: May 23, 2018
Citation: Yury Evgeny Razvodovsky. “Binge Drinking And Gender Gap In All-Cause Mortality In Russia”. Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 2.3 (2018).
Background: There is considerable variability in the magnitude of gender gap in all-cause mortality across Europe. Russia has one of the highest gender differences in all-cause mortality among European countries.
Objective: This study examines the aggregate level effect of binge drinking on the gender gap in all-cause mortality in Russian.
Method: Trends in male fatal alcohol poisonings rate (as a proxy for binge drinking) and gender gap in all-cause mortality from 1956 to 2015 were analyzed employing a distributed lags analysis in order to assess bivariate relationship between the two time series.
Results: The results indicated that there is a statistically significant relationship between the variables at lag zero (r = 0.88; SE=0.13).
Conclusions: This study highlights the key role of binge drinking in extremely high gender gap in all-cause mortality and its dramatic fluctuations in Russia during the last few decades.
Keywords: Fatal Alcohol Poisonings; Gender Gap; All-Cause Mortality; Russia; 1956-2015
Copyright: © 2018 ury Evgeny Razvodovsky. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.