Misconceptions about health and disease prevention behaviors of rural Appalachian Americans.

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BACKGROUND Appalachia is one of the unhealthiest regions in the United States due to poor disease prevention behaviors. OBJECTIVE Determine if self-perceived health of rural Appalachians is related to participation in disease prevention behaviors. METHODS Rural Appalachian adults (n=437) were surveyed regarding their self-perceived health and disease… (More)

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