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Health Disparities: Urban/Rural Populations

Differences in health status and outcomes among different groups of people

Suggested Search Terms

Depending on the search tool that you are using (catalog, database, web search), you may need to search for multiple terms.  Here are some terms to consider for both textword and subject searching (remember that some databases have specific subject terms to use).

  • rural
  • "rural population"
  • "rural health services"
  • "rural health"
  • farms
  • ranches
  • urban
  • "urban population"
  • "urban health services"
  • "urban health"
  • inner-city

Combine the above terms with terms like these:

  • disparities
  • "health status"
  • "quality of health care"
  • "health services accessibility"

or with terms that are disease/condition-specific (like diabetes, gout, etc.)

Recommended Web Resources

Here is a list of recommended web resources about health issues of rural and urban populations.

Rural Populations

Urban Populations

Recent Articles from PubMed

Rural Populations

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Urban Populations

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