Jakubowski, Elke

10 health questions about the Caucasus and central Asia [publication] / / by Elke Jakubowski and Albena Arnaudova - Copenhagen : WHO Europe, 2009 - XI, 181 p. : ill.

The data in this publication were compiled from a wide range of sources. Health data vary from one source to another, and, due to different methodological approaches, are not always fully compatible. As one of the key aims of the publication is to draw the health picture of each of the eight countries compared with other countries in the WHO European Region, priority was given to figures that lend themselves to reliable and meaningful comparisons. Data on certain indicators may therefore not reflect the latest available national statistics because earlier years were chosen to allow the linking of national and international data. Even then, comparisons were not always possible, since the national health information systems and their coverage, completeness and quality may vary substantially. [Ed.]