5. Health concerns in environmental management: The city of Kaunas health profile
2003 (English)In: Urban Environmental Management: Reports from the Superbs project / [ed] Lars Rydén, Uppsala: Baltic University Press , 2003, 1, 54-66 p.Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
A quantitative and qualitative description of health (the health profile) of the 400,000 inhabitants of Kaunas, the second largest city in Lithuania, was made using available statistics from 1980 up to 2000. Mortality rates, decreasing since the mid 1990s, were comparable to values in Lithuania as a whole and dominated by cardiovascular diseases and other causes. In 1999 close to 80% of the population experienced themselves as not having full health. Complaints were dominated by respiratory diseases (close to 30%). Separate studies in 9 districts in the city proved the health situation to be worse in areas with more traffic, close to a power plant, and less greenery, but also less good social status. The city has in its health plan included work to improve the environment, especially decreasing air pollution.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Baltic University Press , 2003, 1. 54-66 p.
, Superbs Case Studies, 4
Landscape Architecture Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology Environmental Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-197108ISBN: 91-970017-5-9OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-197108DiVA: diva2:611976