Underlying causes of the emerging nonmetropolitan mortality penalty.

  title={Underlying causes of the emerging nonmetropolitan mortality penalty.},
  author={Jeralynn Sittig Cossman and Wesley L James and Arthur G. Cosby and Ronald E Cossman},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  volume={100 8},
The nonmetropolitan mortality penalty results in an estimated 40 201 excessive US deaths per year, deaths that would not occur if nonmetropolitan and metropolitan residents died at the same rate. We explored the underlying causes of the nonmetropolitan mortality penalty by examining variation in cause of death. Declines in heart disease and cancer death rates in metropolitan areas drive the nonmetropolitan mortality penalty. Future work should explore why the top causes of death are higher in… CONTINUE READING

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