County Reclassifications and Rural–Urban Mortality Disparities in the United States (1970–2018)
Examines urban and rural mortality disparities since 1970, comparing baseline changes to mortality rates by decade of reclassificiation of rural and urban counties based on CDC WONDER data. Describes the impact of reclassification on disparities and the importance of rural and urban classification in policy interventions.
Matthew M. Brooks, J. Tom Mueller, Brian C. Thiede
American Journal of Public Health, 110(12): 1814-1816
Health disparities · Mortality · Rural definitions · Rural-urban differences · Statistics and data