General mortality patterns in appalachian coal-mining and non-coal-mining counties.

  title={General mortality patterns in appalachian coal-mining and non-coal-mining counties.},
  author={Jeanine M Buchanich and Lauren C. Balmert and A O Youk and Shannon M. Woolley and Evelyn O. Talbott},
  journal={Journal of occupational and environmental medicine},
  volume={56 11},
OBJECTIVE To determine whether mortality disparities in Appalachia are due to coal mining or other factors. METHODS Unadjusted and covariate adjusted rate ratio models calculated total, all external, and all cancer mortality rates from 1960 to 2009 for cumulative total, surface, and underground coal production in coal-mining counties compared with non-coal-mining counties. RESULTS No coal-related statistically significant elevations in total or all external mortality were found. Control for… CONTINUE READING
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