Rural Counties with Majority Black or Indigenous Populations Suffer the Highest Rates of Premature Death in the U.S.

Date
12/2019
Journal
Health Affairs
Description

Despite well-documented health disparities by rurality and race/ethnicity, research investigating racial/ethnic health differences among U.S. rural residents is limited. We used county-level data to measure and compare premature death rates in rural counties by each county's majority racial/ethnic group.

Center
University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
Authors
Carrie Henning-Smith, Ashley Hernandez, Rachel Hardeman, Marizen Ramirez, Katy Kozhimannil