Rural, urban cancer survivors differ in health behaviors

06/6/2013

An analysis of data from the 2006-2010 National Health Interview Survey revealed that rural cancer survivors were more likely to have unhealthy behaviors such as smoking and physical inactivity than urban survivors. Thirty-seven percent of rural survivors said they have fair or poor health compared to 27% of their urban counterparts, researchers reported in the journal Cancer Causes and Control.

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