The Burden of Chronic Illness Among Rural Residents: A National Study


This study used data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) to examine trends–by type of geographic area, race/ethnicity, and risk factors–in hypertension, diabetes, hypercholesterolemia, and asthma, as well as patterns of screening for two of these conditions. BRFSS is a nationally representative study of the adult population in the United States that collects health data on an annual basis. Funded by HRSA’s FORHP.