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Rural Georgia counties pinpointed as hotspots for death from four common cancers

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Toni Baker, Augusta University

Georgia counties with the highest mortality rates from four common cancers tended to be more rural, have higher poverty rates, have a higher percentage of Black residents and/or older individuals, according to researchers at the state’s public medical sch...

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  1. I know that correlation doesn’t tell you cause, but it would be interesting to see follow-up research on causative factors. The focus seems to be in adequacy of healthcare in rural areas, but looking into potential causes such as radon, smoking, diet, etc. would be helpful.

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