PRC’s National Health Survey Brief: Rural Health in the US

Emergency room entrance in rural town

Rural Americans, in many ways, experience health and health care very differently from those in more urbanized areas. Rural communities tend to be older with increasing health needs, while health care resources in rural areas are often scarce and/or geographically distant. The 2020 PRC National Health Survey examines the experience of rural Americans by segmenting the national data based on the 2013 National Center for Health Statistics Urban-Rural Classification Scheme for Counties (

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