Geography, Rurality, and Community Distress: Deaths Due to Suicide, Alcohol-Use, and Drug-Use among Colorado Veterans
Explores the connection between distressed communities and mortality disparities in the Colorado veteran population. Utilizes 2009-2020 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Wide-ranging Online Data for Epidemiologic Research (WONDER) to examine suicide, alcohol, and drug related mortalities, with demographic data broken down by sex, age, race/ethnicity, marital status, distressed community index (DCI), and frontier, rural, or urban location. Includes county-level maps showing DCI and rurality.
Talia L. Spark, Colleen E. Reid, Rachel Sayko Adams, et al.
Injury Epidemiology, 10, 8
Alcohol use · Health disparities · Illicit drug use · Mortality · Rural-urban differences · Social determinants of health · Statistics and data · Suicide and suicide prevention · Veterans · Colorado