Dying Too Soon: County-level Disparities in Premature Death by Rurality, Race, and Ethnicity

Publication Date: March 12th, 2019
Publication Type(s): Policy Brief
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Author(s): Henning-Smith C, Hernandez A, Ramirez M, Hardeman R, Kozhimannil K

In this brief, we examined county-level differences in premature death (years of potential life lost before age 75 per 100,000 people) by county-level racial and ethnic composition, across rural and urban counties. We also calculated whether there were rural-urban disparities in mortality within counties with similar racial and ethnic compositions.

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