NCHS urban-rural classification scheme for counties.

  title={NCHS urban-rural classification scheme for counties.},
  author={Deborah Ingram and Sheila J. Franco},
  journal={Vital and health statistics. Series 2, Data evaluation and methods research},
OBJECTIVES This report details the National Center for Health Statistics' (NCHS) development of the 2006 NCHS Urban-Rural Classification Scheme for Counties and provides some examples of how the scheme can be used to describe differences in health measures by urbanization level. METHODS The 2006 NCHS urban-rural classification scheme classifies all U.S. counties and county-equivalents into six levels--four for metropolitan counties and two for nonmetropolitan counties. The Office of… CONTINUE READING
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