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Regional disparities in all-cause mortality in Bulgaria for the period 2000 - 2012

Virginia Atanasova, Iskra Mircheva, Klara Dokova


Health inequalities are an exclusive focus of scientific research in all European countries. Subnational studies have the potential to detect regional variations, to evaluate health problems, and to plan policies for reducing them.This study presents regional all-cause mortality disparities in Bulgaria with crude and standardized rates for a period of 13 years, from 2000 to 2012.


regional mortality disparities, direct age-adjustment (direct standardization), relative risk, absolute risk

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About The Authors

Virginia Atanasova
Medical University of Varna

Department of Social Medicine and Health Care Organization

Iskra Mircheva
Medical University of Varna

Department of Social Medicine and Health Care Organization

Klara Dokova
Medical University of Varna

Department of Social Medicine and Health Care Organization

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