Rural-Urban Differences in Chronic Disease and Drug Utilization in Older Oregonians
Provides secondary analysis of 3 longitudinal brain-aging studies of adults 85 years of age or older in Oregon. Compares the results of a study with a rural cohort and 2 studies with urban cohorts to identify the disease burden and medication usage of each elderly population. Analysis uses Modified Cumulative Illness Rating Scale (MCIRS) to measure chronic illness and medication usage is estimated based on the mean number of total self-reported prescription and non-prescription medications per cohort.
Leah M. Goeres, Allison Gille, Jon P. Furuno, et al.
Journal of Rural Health, 32(3), 269-279
Elderly population · Health disparities · Rural-urban differences · Statistics and data · Oregon