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Over 40% of adult Russians have chronic ailments - ministry of health

April 23, 2014, 7:26 UTC+3 MOSCOW
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MOSCOW, April 23. /ITAR-TASS/. More than 40% of adult Russians have chronic ailments, about a fourth of Russians are exposed to risks of cardio-vascular diseases, the Russian Ministry of Health said in a report for 2013 that was published on the official website of the Russian government on Wdnesday.

According to the ministry of health, as many as 34.6 million Russians, including 14.1 million children underwent health surveys in 2013.

“According to results of health examinations, almost 44 percent of adult population have chronic non-infectious diseases and 23% are exposed to high risks of developing cardio-vascular diseases,” the ministry said.

The 2013 health examinations revealed that each 12th Russian citizen has blood diseases, each 111th - respiratory system pathologies, and each 714th - malignant neoplasm.

“It means that people’s health condition needs urgent measures to prevent non-infectious diseases and formation of healthy lifestyles,” the ministry said in the report.

Polls conducted among 248,000 patients after the health examinations demonstrated that 27% of the polled were satisfied with the survey.

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