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Am J Public Health. 2004 Oct;94(10):1689-93.

Acute traumatic injuries in rural populations.

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corinne-peek-asa@uiowa.edu

Abstract

In the United States, injuries are the leading cause of death among individuals aged 1 to 45 years and the fourth leading cause of death overall. Rural populations exhibit disproportionately high injury mortality rates. Deaths resulting from motor vehicle crashes, traumatic occupational injuries, drowning, residential fires, and suicide all increase with increasing rurality. We describe differences in rates and patterns of injury among rural and urban populations and discuss factors that contribute to these differences.

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15451733
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PMC1448517
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