[OPE] Privatisation and post-communist mortality

From: Alejandro Agafonow <alejandro_agafonow@yahoo.es>
Date: Thu Jan 15 2009 - 11:33:52 EST

Mass privatisation and the post-communist mortality crisis: a cross-national analysis Mass privatisation programmes were associated with an increase in short-term adult male mortality rates of 12·8% (95% CI 7·9—17·7; p<0·0001), with similar results for the alternative privatisation indices from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (7·8% [95% CI 2·8—13·0]). One mediating factor could be male unemployment rates, which were increased substantially by mass privatisation (56·3% [28·3—84·3]; p<0·0001). Each 1% increase in the percentage of population who were members of at least one social organisation decreased the association of privatisation with mortality by 0·27%; when more than 45% of a population was a member of at least one social organisation, privatisation was no longer significantly associated with increased mortality rates (3·4% [95% CI −5·4 to 12·3]; p=0·44). http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(09)60005-2/fulltext Regards, A. Agafonow

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