Rural Mortality Rate

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    these figures are australian but i wonder whether the rates are the same worldwide?


    rural mortality rates higher by up to 50%



    a new study has found the mortality rate in rural and remote areas is up to 50 per cent higher than in major cities.

    the australian institute of health and welfare's study on mortality, reveals between 1997 and 1999, 3,300 more people died in rural areas than expected when compared to the cities.

    the report's author andrew phillips says the main reasons for higher death rates in rural australia are heart disease, cancer, car accidents or other injury.

    he says many deaths are preventable. "if you live in a regional area it doesn't mean you will have a high risk of death, but each particular person has control to a greater or lesser extent over their own risks ... so don't smoke, don't drink heavily, if you're overweight try to loose weight. all these things are going to reduce your risk of death."

    this is a transcript from the abc national rural news that is broadcast daily to all states on abc regional radio's country hour and in the city on abc news radio.

    http://www.abc.net.au/rural/news/stories/s979514.htm
    2003 abc
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    Gwenith -

    I clicked on the link you provided. It sent me to a page about crime on farms. Can't find the article you're referring to.

    The article you mentioned would be an interesting read!

    Ted
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    Sorry Ted the link must have reset but try this one instead - it has all sorts of links and information in it.

    http://www.abc.net.au/health/regions/default.htm
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    i can see that happening. from a pre-hospital perspective the rates are higher because

    1) rolling your car on some lonely country road makes it less likely that you will be found iin an expedious manner

    2) it takes longer for EMS to get to you and then get you to definitive care

    3) in parts of rural texas you can easily be 1.5 hours from a level 1 or 2 trauma center (by helicopter)

    4) in many parts of rural texas first responders and law enforcement are not "allowed" to call for aeromedical transport thus getting them to the scene faster.

    jim
    paramedic
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    uh like sorry that was all trauma-related!

    medicine:

    no cath labs in rural areas

    no access to MRI and other specialized tests

    jim
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    http://www.abc.net.au/rural/news/stories/s979511.htm

    Rural mortality rates higher by up to 50% -





    A new study has found the mortality rate in rural and remote areas is up to 50 per cent higher than in major cities.

    The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare's study on mortality, reveals between 1997 and 1999, 3,300 more people died in rural areas than expected when compared to the cities.

    The report's author Andrew Phillips says the main reasons for higher death rates in rural Australia are heart disease, cancer, car accidents or other injury.

    He says many deaths are preventable. "If you live in a regional area it doesn't mean you will have a high risk of death, but each particular person has control to a greater or lesser extent over their own risks ... so don't smoke, don't drink heavily, if you're overweight try to loose weight. All these things are going to reduce your risk of death."

    This is a transcript from the ABC National Rural News that is broadcast daily to all states on ABC Regional Radio's Country Hour and in the city on ABC News Radio.
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    the biggest problem here is that we have a lot of two lane long stretch highways that wind through steep grades, etc. this is tragic but we are missing a 17 year old boy in the joshua tree monument (its like 15 miles from my home) and the volunteer rescue workers on their way to find him got killed in a head on collision by some guy hopped up on all kinds of illegal drugs. we have so many wooden crosses here along the highway that it isnt even funny.
    Quote from gwenith
    these figures are australian but i wonder whether the rates are the same worldwide?


    rural mortality rates higher by up to 50%



    a new study has found the mortality rate in rural and remote areas is up to 50 per cent higher than in major cities.

    the australian institute of health and welfare's study on mortality, reveals between 1997 and 1999, 3,300 more people died in rural areas than expected when compared to the cities.

    the report's author andrew phillips says the main reasons for higher death rates in rural australia are heart disease, cancer, car accidents or other injury.

    he says many deaths are preventable. "if you live in a regional area it doesn't mean you will have a high risk of death, but each particular person has control to a greater or lesser extent over their own risks ... so don't smoke, don't drink heavily, if you're overweight try to loose weight. all these things are going to reduce your risk of death."

    this is a transcript from the abc national rural news that is broadcast daily to all states on abc regional radio's country hour and in the city on abc news radio.

    http://www.abc.net.au/rural/news/stories/s979514.htm
    2003 abc


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