The All-Russian Public Opinion Research Centre (VTsIOM) presents the data of a survey timed to coincide with World Health Day, which is celebrated today, on April 7. According to the survey results, Russians rate their health as “good” (35 per cent) or “satisfactory” (52 per cent).
It is noted that positive assessments prevail among young citizens (69 per cent among 18-24-year-olds and 58 per cent among 25-34-year-olds). Older people more often rate their health as “satisfactory” (60-69 per cent among Russians over 45). Also, 13 per cent of the respondents assess their health negatively.
The results of the study showed that 76 per cent of Russians monitor their health. More often, these are women (80 per cent) and 18-34-year-olds (80 per cent). In turn, 22 per cent of the country residents do not monitor their health. More often, these are men (26 per cent) and 45-59-year-old Russians (26 per cent).
It is specified that to monitor their health, Russians most often undergo medical examinations (37 per cent), as well as maintain their health through sports (26 per cent), proper nutrition (18 per cent), medicines (10 per cent), and a healthy lifestyle (10 per cent).