“The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways.
The point, however, is to change it.” Karl Marx
HITT-CIS is a follow-up project that continues the research efforts started by the FP5 INCO-Copernicus Project
Key findings from LLH
- Health status varies between and within CIS countries
- Socio-economic factors important in countries, but not an explanation for variation between countries
- Key role of alcohol, tobacco and diet as proximate causes of mortality crisis- health lifestyles
- Role of transition shock in explaining post 1990 increase in mortality and poor health
In HITT-CIS we will be expanding the surveys to 10 countries, covering the entire Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) with the exception of Turkmenistan. We will also be undertaking a number of community profiles to understand better the circumstances in which people live, in particular their access to different forms of food, the extent and nature of tobacco marketing, and their access to healthcare.