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Rural-Urban Differences in Anticipated Need for Aging-Related Assistance

The South Carolina Rural Health Research Center at the Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina is pleased to announce the release of a findings brief “Looking Ahead: Rural-Urban Differences in Anticipated Need for Aging-Related Assistance.”  The brief and fact sheet are on their website at or can be accessed through the links below.

As the U.S. population ages, more adults will require assistance with activities of daily living. However, a person’s beliefs and expectations about future needs and how these needs will be met may vary between rural and urban pre-retirement aged adults. This project analyzed nationally representative data from the 2011 and 2012 National Health Interview Survey to ascertain how rural and urban adults aged 40–64 view their future needs and coping.

Questions pertaining to this brief should be directed to:
Janice C. Probst, PhD
Phone: 803-251-6317

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