Leading Causes of Death in Rural America

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

In a striking example of the health gap between rural and urban American, data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) demonstrates that Americans living in rural areas are more likely to die from five leading causes than their urban counterparts.

This site from the CDC dives into the discrepancy between rural and urban America and the five leading causes of death and provides a summary of the 2019 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports, a commentary on reducing potential excess deaths, and data on excess deaths by state.