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MAR 14, 2013 - Futurity

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Coal-mining counties have higher death rates

U. PITTSBURGH (US) — Mortality rates are higher in West Virginia’s coal mining counties compared to non-mining areas in Appalachia, a new study shows. “We’ve known for several years that adverse health outcomes occur at higher rates in Appalachia,” says Jeanine Buchanich, deputy director of epidemiology for the University of Pittsburgh Public Health’s Center for Occupational Biostatistics and Epidemiology. “For the first time, we’ve compared Appalachian coal mining counties to non-mining counties matched by median family income and found higher ... Read More

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