Lower CPR Training Rates in Rural Counties


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According to a study by Monique L. Anderson, M.D., of the Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, N.C. and colleagues, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training seems to be lower in more rural counties.

The study results reveal that counties with the lowest rates of CPR training were more likely to have a higher proportion of rural areas, black and Hispanic residents, a lower median household income, a higher median age, and fewer physicians.



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