Understanding mortality data can help the healthcare industry gain insights to manage risk better.
By knowing the areas of concern, we can educate and make necessary changes to help improve the populace as a whole. Geography and population density have a dramatic impact on particular causes of death. Here are a few of the findings from the report that we found most interesting.
Living in the urban Southeast and Midwest makes you 4 times more likely to be murdered than the urban Pacific Northwest
living in the rural west and Pacific Northwest makes you 2 times more likely to commit suicide than living in the rural Southeast and Midwest
Living in rural California makes one 3 times more likely to commit suicide than living in urban California
A male living in urban North Carolina is twice as likely to die from heart disease than a male living in urban Colorado
A female living in rural Texas is 3 times more likely to die from diabetes than a female living in rural Montana
A female living in rural Arizona is 3 times more likely to die from liver disease than a female living in Arizona’s urban environment
The data is provided by Rural Health Research Gateway. Visit their website for a very detailed full report.
More at RuralHealthResearch.org