Mortality in Central Asia (ICPSR 34378)

Principal Investigator(s): Guillot, Michel, University of Pennsylvania. Department of Sociology


The goal of this research was to improve knowledge of mortality in former Soviet Central Asia. The aim of the project was to gather and analyze unpublished aggregate- and individual-level data from local statistical offices in Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan. In addition, these sources were complemented by the use of data from Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) and Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS) household surveys. The implementation of various demographic and statistical methods permitted: (a) the assessment of data quality and changes for each of the five republics since 1958; (b) the estimation of ethnic-specific and cause-specific mortality rates for each of the five republics since 1958; and (c) the analysis of behavioral, biomedical, economic, social, and cultural factors associated with recent mortality levels, trends, and differentials in Central Asia.

Access Notes

  • These data are not available from DSDR. Users should consult the data owners directly for details on obtaining these resources.

Study Description


This study was funded by:

  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    health care, health status, mortality rates, quality of life, social enviroment

Geographic Coverage:    Asia, Global, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan

Data Collection Notes:

These data are not available from DSDR or ICPSR. Researchers should consult the principal investigator directly for details on obtaining access to the data and documentation:

Dr. Michel Guillot

Department of Sociology

3718 Locust Walk

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA 19104