Introduction
The Health of Rural America
Barriers to Rural Health Care
Action Points
Resources
Electronic Library
Acknowledgments
   
THE HEALTH OF RURAL AMERICA (3 OF 3)


  • The number of accidental deaths is significantly higher among rural populations compared with urban populations.
    Source: Urban and Rural Chartbook. Health, United States, 2001. Hyattsville, Md.: National Center for Health Statistics, 2001. By Eberhart MS, Ingram DD, Makuc DM, et al.
  • Suicide rates among persons 15 years of age and older are higher in rural areas than in metropolitan areas.
    Source: Urban and Rural Chartbook. Health, United States, 2001. Hyattsville, Md.: National Center for Health Statistics, 2001. By Eberhart MS, Ingram DD, Makuc DM, et al.
  • Rural and poor areas have particularly high mortality rates due to coronary heart disease.
    Source: Despite intensified efforts to prevent cardiovascular disease, disparities continue for some groups and regions. AHRQ Research Activities. Publication No. 267, March 2001. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, Md.
 
     

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