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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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Conclusion: Medical students had positive attitude regarding the importance of working in rural areas, but their overall attitude toward working in rural areas was found to be not favorable.
The survey, which is taking place with support from the Home Office, aims to build information to improve national awareness of crime in rural areas as well as provide a clearer picture of attitudes towards crime to help inform government and local policy.
He said that this project will result in better facilities to the farmers, cultivators and people of rural areas.
Housing economist at Halifax, Martin Ellis, said "It typically costs significantly more to buy in rural areas with a substantial premium existing in all the regions of Great Britain.
In Rural areas, due to logistical as well as financial reason, only 30% households claim to have access to a cable connection at their home.
Ali said she expects the number of women students in rural areas to increase, which will positively affect education in countryside and will result in an increased number of women teachers respectively.
One-fifth of the population in the EU27 lives for the most part in rural areas. Excepting Finland, a reasonably low percentage of the population in the EU15 resides primarily in rural areas, while the share rises to about 50%-60% in Bulgaria and Romania, and to about 30%-40% in the New Member States (NMS) of 2004.
Mr Mukherjee said in Puducherry there were 162 bank branches with 97 of them in rural areas.
"This problem is worsened because people from rural areas are migrating to cities in search for a better life.
Sebelius and the report both said that, in general, the recently proposed health reform bills pending in Congress would improve health care coverage for rural area residents.
This lack of an adequate workforce is magnified in rural areas because the elderly population is growing more rapidly in rural than in urban areas.
The new funds will be distributed according to the proportion of veterans living in rural areas within each VA regional health care networks."

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