Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The Health Status and Unique Health Challenges or Rural Older Adults in California

From the Abstract:
Despite living in the countryside where open space is plentiful and there is often significant agricultural production, rural older adults have higher rates of overweight/obesity, physical inactivity and food insecurity than older adults living in suburban areas. All three conditions are risk factors for heart disease, diabetes and repeated falls. This policy brief examines the health of rural elders and, by contrast, their urban counterparts

Source: UCLA Center for Health Policy Research

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