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Using Geographic Methods to Understand Health Issues

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Figure 1. Rural-Urban Continuum Categories: Minnesota, 1988

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This map illustrates the application to Minnesota of a 10-tiered county-based classification of rurality. The darker the shading, the more "rural" the county is.

Note: MSA is metropolitan statistical area.
Data Source: Area Resource File, Office of Data Analysis and Management, Bureau of Health Professions, March 1992.

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