|After Evgenii Chazov became the new minister of health in February 1987 and Gorbachev's policy of glasnost'
was extended to the realm of health care, Soviet authorities finally acknowledged what Western observers had
suspected for some time, namely, that major health indicators depicted a disturbing picture of the nation's health.
Statistics for the 1970s and 1980s showed rising infant mortality rates, falling life expectancy (particularly among
the male population), increases in infectious diseases, rises in sexually transmitted illnesses, and a high rate of new
cases of tuberculosis among children and adolescents.
Statistics on the major causes of death were not published for the total population but were published for the
working-age group (sixteen to fifty-nine for men and sixteen to fifty-four for women). In 1986 the greatest number
of deaths among those of working age (the total number of deaths was 401 per 100,000) was caused by cardiovascular
disease (120 per 100,000); accidents, poisoning, and traumas (109 per 100,000); cancer (94 per 100,000); and lung disease
(20 per 100,000). On a population-wide basis, official Soviet sources ranked the major causes of death somewhat differently:
cardiovascular diseases, malignant tumors, and accidents and injuries. Statistics on sex-specific death rates and cause
of death by age-group have not been published since the early 1970s
The reprint has appeared in 2003 circulation of 500 copies on art paper(enamel-paper),
high quality and rather heavy two-side coated printing paper with smooth surface. Density of paper is 90g/m2
Title: Casual intimacy is dangerous for health|
Size: 11 3/8 x 16 1/2 in (29,7 x 42 cm)
Material: printer ink on paper