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Risk Factors and Potentially Preventable Deaths in Rural Communities

Description
Compares rates of potentially avoidable deaths in rural and urban communities and shows how these deaths vary by census region. Features statistics on modifiable risk factors, such as smoking, excessive alcohol use, and obesity, and percent of potentially preventable deaths attributable to specific health conditions, with breakdowns by rural and urban areas.
Author(s)
Mark Holmes, Kristie W. Thompson
Date
10/2019
Type
Document
Organization
North Carolina Rural Health Research Program
Tagged as
Alcohol use · Cancer · Cardiovascular disease · Chronic respiratory conditions · Diabetes · Injuries · Mortality · Obesity and weight control · Rural-urban differences · Statistics and data · Tobacco use