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Healthy People 2020: Rural Areas Lag In Achieving Targets For Major Causes Of Death.

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Summary of "Healthy People 2020: Rural Areas Lag In Achieving Targets For Major Causes Of Death."

For the period 2007-17 rural death rates were higher than urban rates for the seven major causes of death analyzed, and disparities widened for five of the seven. In 2017 urban areas had met national targets for three of the seven causes, while rural areas had met none of the targets.

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Name: Health affairs (Project Hope)
ISSN: 1544-5208
Pages: 2027-2031

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The inhabitants of rural areas or of small towns classified as rural.

Healthy People Programs are a set of health objectives to be used by governments, communities, professional organizations, and others to help develop programs to improve health. It builds on initiatives pursued over the past two decades beginning with the 1979 Surgeon General's Report, Healthy People, Healthy People 2000: National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives, and Healthy People 2010. These established national health objectives and served as the basis for the development of state and community plans. These are administered by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP). Similar programs are conducted by other national governments.

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