For the period 2007-2017 rural death rates were higher
than urban rates for the seven major causes of death
analyzed, and disparities widened for five of the seven.
In 2017 urban areas had met national targets for three of
the seven causes, while rural areas had met none of the
Southwest Rural Health Research Center
Sirin Yaemsiri, Johanna Alfier, Ernest Moy, Lauren Rossen, Brigham Bastian, Jane Bolin, Alva Ferdinand, Timothy Callaghan, Melonie Heron