Ethnic Differentials in Mortality in Kyrgyzstan (ICPSR 34377)

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


The purpose of this project was to examine mortality by ethnic group in the former Soviet Republic of Kyrgyzstan from 1959 to 1999. A particular focus of this research was infant and child mortality by ethnic group. Using reported monthly probabilities of dying below age two since 1959 and individual census reports of women regarding their number of births and child deaths in 1989 and 1999, improved and independent estimates of infant and child mortality by ethnicity were produced for the period 1959-1999. These estimates permit an assessment of the quality of the reported trends and allow a substantive analysis of the differential effect of the post-Soviet transition period on the child mortality conditions of the various ethnic groups.

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:    ethnicity, health care, health status, infant mortality, mortality rates, risk factors, social environment

Geographic Coverage:    Asia, Global, Kyrgyzstan

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