Persistent clusters of mortality in the United States.

@article{Cossman2007PersistentCO,
  title={Persistent clusters of mortality in the United States.},
  author={Jeralynn Sittig Cossman and Ronald E Cossman and Wesley L James and Carol R Campbell and Troy C. Blanchard and Arthur G. Cosby},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  year={2007},
  volume={97 12},
  pages={2148-50}
}
We explored how place shapes mortality by examining 35 consecutive years of US mortality data. Mapping age-adjusted county mortality rates showed both persistent temporal and spatial clustering of high and low mortality rates. Counties with high mortality rates and counties with low mortality rates both experienced younger population out-migration, had economic decline, and were predominantly rural. These mortality patterns have important implications for proper research model specification and… CONTINUE READING

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