US women's health: Mortality rates rise in rural areas

White women in the US are living shorter, unhealthier lives, and those living in rural areas are hardest hit. The trend is being blamed in part on drug use and a lack of opportunity.

    White women in the US are living shorter, unhealthier lives, and those living in rural areas are hardest hit.

    The trend is being blamed in part on drug use and a lack of opportunity.

    Al Jazeera's Andy Gallacher's reports from West Virginia.


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