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Russian city dwellers get sick more often, but live longer than their compatriots from the villages. This was at the Moscow urban forum, said Vice-Premier of Russia Tatyana Golikova, reports TASS.
“The prevalence of disease in cities is almost 1.5 times higher than in rural areas. But a relatively high level of access to health care contributes to the fact that life expectancy in cities by the end of 2018, almost 2 years higher than in rural areas 73.3 years vs 71.7 years,” he said.
Golikova noted that the “urban” factors influencing health is the adverse effects of the environment and low physical activity due to the transport high availability. “Basically, urban development occurred spontaneously without a clear plan, which does not allow to develop the uniform for all cities standardized approaches to promoting a healthy environment”, she said.
Until 2024 Russia will be the national project “Health”, which in total is planned to spend more than 1.7 trillion rubles. The project, in particular, involves efforts to reduce mortality from cardiovascular disease and re-equipping with modern medical equipment 140 vascular centers and primary vascular 469 offices. Another aim of the project is to increase average life expectancy to 78 years.
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