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Names of Cities, Counties, States, Provinces, and Countries

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Manuscript Preparation
Author(s):

Cheryl Iverson

Names of Cities, Counties, States, Provinces, and Countries

Include cities, states, counties, provinces, or countries in titles only when essential, especially for results that may not be generalizable to other locations (eg, unique to that site).

Epidemic of Gang-Related Homicides in Los Angeles County From 1999 Through 2004

Equity of Use of Home-Based or Facility-Based Skilled Obstetric Care in Rural Bangladesh

Identification of a New Neisseria meningitidis Serogroup Clone From Anhui Province, China

Comparison of Stage at Diagnosis of Melanoma Among Hispanic, Black, and White Patients in Miami–Dade County, Florida

Gender Disadvantage and Reproductive Health Risk Factors for Common Mental Disorders in Women: A Community Survey in India

In other cases, include this geographic information in the abstract and the text only. (See also 14.5, Abbreviations, Cities, States, Counties, Territories, Possessions; Provinces; Countries.)

Avoid:

Pertussis Infection in Adults With Persistent Cough in Nashville, Tennessee

Better:

Pertussis Infection in Adults With Persistent Cough

Avoid:

Hospitalization Charges, Costs, and Income for Trauma-Related Injuries at the University of California, Davis, Medical Center in Sacramento

Better:

Hospitalization Charges, Costs, and Income for Trauma-Related Injuries at a University Trauma Center

Avoid:

Prevalence of Erectile Dysfunction in Men Seen by Primary Care Physicians in Canada

Better:

Prevalence of Erectile Dysfunction Seen by Primary Care Physicians

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