Analysis of birth rate and infantile mortality among population of Kaluga region living on areas with different density of radioactive contamination

"Radiation and Risk", 1994, vol. 4, pp. 90-94


Medvedeva A.I.
Medical Radiological Research Center of RAMS, Obninsk


The paper presents the results of birth rate and infant mortality analysis for rural population of Kaluga region in areas with different levels of 137Cs contamination in the post-accident period. The analysis of dynamic series of overall birth rate has revealed the tendency for rise in the value with time for three areas under study and the control area. Common to Kaluga region in general, including the study areas, was a gradual decrease in infant mortality in 1981-1990. So far, there are no indications of change in this tendency due to radiation effects after the Chernobyl accident.

Key words
Birth rate, infant mortality, rural population, Kaluga region, radioactive contamination density, 137Cs, population exposure, accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant.


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