Rural Counties With Majority Black Or Indigenous Populations Suffer The Highest Rates Of Premature Death In The US

Publication Date: December 5th, 2019
Publication Type(s): Peer-reviewed Journal Publications
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Author(s): Henning-Smith C, Hernandez A, Hardeman R, Ramirez M, Kozhimannil KB

In this study, we used county-level data to measure and compare premature death rates in rural counties by each county’s majority racial/ethnic group. What we found highlights the particular vulnerability of non-Hispanic black and AI/AN rural communities to high rates of premature mortality. 

Published in: Health Affairs

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