Healthy People 2020 Progress for Leading Causes of Death in Rural and Urban America: A Chartbook

This study from the Southwest Rural Health Research Center examines rural versus urban differences in how the U.S. is meeting the Healthy People 2020 mortality objectives for many of the leading causes of death. Overall, the findings indicate rural America is lagging behind urban America in achieving these objectives. Furthermore, key findings indicate men have been less likely than women to achieve these objectives, the rural South has seen less progress than other regions, and suicide mortality has increased across all levels of rurality.