In a new paper for The Journal of Rural Health, researchers found that with a current analysis of vaccination data in rural areas, a clearer picture of why the rural vaccination rate is still so low has emerged.

From the findings section of the paper: “Lower rural rates are explained by a combination of lower educational attainment and higher Trump vote share. Within rural counties, rates are lowest in farming and mining-dependent counties and highest in recreation-dependent counties, with differences explained by a combination of educational attainment, health care infrastructure, and Trump vote share.”

To read the new study from the journal, click here.

SOURCE: The Rural Blog, The Journal of Rural Health