PRN: Rural Americans at higher risk of death from five leading causes

PRN: Rural Americans at higher risk of death from five leading causes

Demographic, environmental, economic, social factors might be key to difference

Jan 12, 2017, 13:00 ET

ATLANTA, Jan. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new CDC study demonstrates that Americans living in rural areas are more likely to die from five leading causes than their urban counterparts. In 2014, many deaths among rural Americans were potentially preventable, including 25,000 from heart disease, 19,000 from cancer, 12,000 from unintentional injuries, 11,000 from chronic lower respiratory disease, and 4,000 from stroke. The percentages of deaths that were potentially preventable were higher in rural areas than in urban areas. The report and a companion commentary are part of a new rural health series in CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.... [Read more at PR Newswire]

 
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