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rural

(roor′ăl) [L. ruralis, rustic, country]
Pert. to a geographic area (such as a small town or sparsely populated county) where less than 2500 people live.
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An initial literature search was conducted to identify the current status of research on the topic of the relationship between smoking status, rurality, and depression in the pregnant population.
While rurality was associated with strong social supports and more flexible access to resources, there were challenges with living in a rural area.
It also brings rurality into a bustling urban space but avoids privileging either element, which underscores this scene's other mediations.
Of these, 301,126 nonaccidental deaths (NADs) had associated dates, residences in Alabama ZIP codes, and available meteorological and rurality data.
Joyce and Neumark (2000), using data from the National Longitudinal Study of Youth 1997, found that a number of school and community characteristics, including rurality, were related to schools offering STW programs.
Pini and Mayes begin Chapter 6 entitled "Configuration of gender, class and rurality in resource affected rural Australia" by giving a historical perspective of rural change and class literature.
Three years after Martin's Sabina appeared, The Masquerading of Margaret by Cora Gottschalk Welty offered an inverse portrayal of Amish life, albeit one still containing the two constitutive elements, rurality and romance, that defined Sabina's narrative.
Apart from the more obvious forces such as the dramatic changes in economic structure and population distribution, there are questions about the nature of rurality and how it is measured, the perceived and potential contribution that rural people and places make to national well-being, and the appropriateness and effectiveness of public investments in rural America.
The Romanian agriculture, as well as, Romanian rurality faces several challenges:
While the West is often perceived in terms of its rurality, the inclusion of this material serves as a helpful reminder that many "westerners" have, for much of the period covered, been city dwellers and that city layouts and locations have long been subjects of much cartographic interest.
All records with an enlistment address (n = 15) or next-of-kin address (n = 1,088) were given a rurality score on the basis of the rural/urban classification in a previous study (17).
Hospital rurality was based on the percentage of rural and isolated rural patients admitted to each hospital.