Healthy people 2020: Rural areas lag in achieving targets for major causes of death

Sirin Yaemsiri, Johanna M. Alfier, Ernest Moy, Lauren M. Rossen, Brigham Bastian, Jane Bolin, Alva O. Ferdinand, Timothy Callaghan, Melonie Heron

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Abstract

For the period 2007–17 rural death rates were higher than urban rates for the seven major causes of death analyzed, and disparities widened for five of the seven. In 2017 urban areas had met national targets for three of the seven causes, while rural areas had met none of the targets.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2027-2031
Number of pages5
JournalHealth Affairs
Volume38
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy

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