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Caitlin Wilson


Objective: To analyze cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality amongst individuals 65 years and older living in different areas of Vermont.

Methods: Using the state of Vermont's Electronic Death Registration System, the cross-sectional analysis compared the rate of CVD death for older Vermonters in urban and rural areas between 2015 and 2019.

Results: The binomial logistic regression model demonstrated statistically significant findings among the predictor variables: rurality (p

Conclusions: These findings suggest a need for increased research and awareness of the impact CVD mortality has among Vermonters 65 years and older in rural areas as this population continues to increase.

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