Disparities Persist for Rural Cancer Survivors


An analysis from Wake Forest University suggests that cancer survivors living in rural areas of the United States are at greater risk for poor health outcomes when compared with survivors from urban areas. When compared with urban survivors, rural survivors were more likely to report fair or poor health (odds ratio [OR], 1.39), psychological distress (OR, 1.23), two or more non-cancer comorbidities (OR, 1.15), and health-related unemployment (OR, 1.66).

Abstract: Cancer, October 23, 2012 (online).

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