Premature Death Disparities Highlighted: Rural vs Urban Areas in Preventable Deaths Across Leading Causes

Atlanta, Georgia – Rural residents in Georgia have faced significant challenges in preventing premature deaths, especially in noncore counties. Disparities in premature deaths between rural and urban areas have raised concerns, with variations seen in different causes of death. The impact of these disparities extends beyond location, as other demographic factors such as sex, race, and ethnicity also play a role. Data on disparities in cause-specific premature deaths are crucial for informing interventions and health …

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