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Health Agencies Update
October 17, 2001

Suburbs Are Healthiest

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JAMA. 2001;286(15):1829. doi:10.1001/jama.286.15.1829-JHA10010-3-1

Americans who live in the suburbs fare significantly better than those dwelling in most rural and central-city areas, concludes Health, United States, 2001, a comprehensive report on geographic health disparities from the National Center for Health Statistics. The entire 460-page report, drawing on data from 1996-1999, is online at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/. Among the findings: