Health of rural Canadians lags behind urban counterparts

Kondro, Wayne
November 2006
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/7/2006, Vol. 175 Issue 10, p1195
Academic Journal
The article reviews the report by Canadian Institute of Health Information that compares health conditions of rural and urban Canadians. Poverty, motor vehicle crashes, suicides, cardiovascular diseases and diabetes are reported to be the major causes of higher death rates and shorter life expectancies for rural residents. The report suggests in favor of an increase in federal spending and developing a national rural health strategy and various rural health initiatives.


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