If You Want to Die Young, Move to Rural America

Publication: Healthline
Published on: January 20, 2017
Description: Improving the health of rural populations around the country continues to lag behind urban areas, particularly when it comes to the leading causes of death.

Tags: rural America, health, lifespan, chronic diseases, Affordable Care Act, health disparities, health insurance, uninsured, Medicaid

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Americans living in rural areas face a higher risk of dying from the five leading causes of death in the United States — heart disease, cancer, lower respiratory disease, stroke, and unintentional injuries — compared with their urban counterparts.