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Appalachian Diseases of Despair

Description
Uses data from the 2018 Multiple Cause of Death database to provide information on mortality from overdose, suicide, and alcoholic liver disease/cirrhosis among people ages 15-64. Includes data and statistics, with information broken down by Appalachian state, region, gender, and metropolitan or nonmetropolitan status.
Author(s)
Michael Meit, Megan Heffernan, Erin Tanenbaum, Maggie Cherney, Victoria Hallman
Date
10/2020
Type
Document
Organizations
Appalachian Regional Commission, NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis
Tagged as
Alcohol use · Appalachia · Health disparities · Illicit drug use · Mortality · Prescription drug misuse · Rural-urban differences · State-by-state data · Suicide and suicide prevention · Alabama · Georgia · Kentucky · Maryland · Mississippi · New York · North Carolina · Ohio · Pennsylvania · South Carolina · State-by-state · Tennessee · Virginia · West Virginia