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Health Characteristic by Geographic Region, Large Metropolitan Areas, and Other Places of Residence, United States, 1980-81.

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By Wilder Charles S.. . Vital Health and Statistics. , series 10 , (no. 146) . DHHS publication no. (PHS) 84-1574. 96 pages. National Center for Health Statistics, Public Health Service, Department of Health and Human Services; , Hyattsville, Maryland: , 1984.. $3.25 (paperback). Available from the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office., Washington, DC 20402: . GPO stock no. 017-022-00844-1.

Ann Intern Med. 1985;102(1):147. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-102-1-147_6
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"Comparisons of health conditions in the four major U.S. geographic regions—the West, Northeast, South, and North Central—and in rural, suburban and urban settings . . . [indicate] that [in 1980-81] the percent of persons hospitalized in the Northeast and West was below the national average, while in the South the percent of hospital episodes was above the national average. In the Northeast, the rates of school-loss days, rate of dental visits, and percent of persons with Medicaid coverage were above the national average; in the South the same conditions were below the national average. In the West, the incidence of


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