Effects Of Living Of A Rural Area On Health

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Effects of Living in a Rural Area on Health Bri Essman Denver School of Nursing Cohort B Effects of living in a Rural Area on Health Much of our population will be faced with a health disparity at some point in their lifetime. A health disparity can be defended as a “differences in the incidence, prevalence, morbidity, mortality and burden of diseases and other adverse health care conditions that exist among specific population groups in the United States,” as stated by the National Institutes of Health (US Department of Health and Human Services, 2002). Rural area populations can be defined as all populations not inside of an urban area (United States Census Bureau, 2010). Populations in rural areas have seen many health care adversities due to limiting and negative factors encompassed within their communities. Health disparity People living in rural areas lead much different lives than those living in larger or even metropolitan areas. In most of these rural areas people do not have the everyday luxury of choice; which supermarket to go to, which orthodontist will put braces on for their children, and especially which doctor will they see for all their different health needs seeing that only 10% of physicians practice in rural areas (Dercon, 2009). Although poverty does not strike all rural area residents, it is much more common in these areas than higher populated areas and compounding with that fact, these residents are much less likely than metropolitan residents
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