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City safer than rural areas

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Big cities may be safer than small towns at least when it comes to accidental injury deaths.

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania analyzed more than a million deaths from an injury that occurred nationwide between 1999 and 2006. The risk of dying from an injury was 22% higher in rural communities than in urban ones.

Car accidents were the leading cause of injury deaths.

Also access to emergency services and trauma centers is greater in cities than in rural areas.

-Study led by researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and published online in the Annals of Emergency Medicine

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