Rural Women’s Health

  • Patricia Winstead-Fry
  • Elizabeth Wheeler


Twenty-five percent of the population of the United States lives in rural areas. Women make up about 52% of these residents (Office of Technology Assessment, 1994). People in rural communities are often poorer than in urban communities; have fewer health resources; have long driving times to health care, and are characterized by familiarity among residents (Bushey, 1998). There are variations within rural communities that need to be considered when generalizing about rural women’s health. Before addressing issues in the health of rural women, it is necessary to review issues in women’s health generally in order to have a context for discussing rural women’s health.


Health Care Provider Domestic Violence Family Violence Rural Woman Urban Woman 
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  • Patricia Winstead-Fry
    • 1
  • Elizabeth Wheeler
    • 1
  1. 1.School of NursingUniversity of VermontBurlingtonUSA

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