Rural Health Research Recap: Maternal Health Disparities: An Intersection of Race and Rurality
Summarizes recent research from Rural Health Research Centers examining the loss of hospital-based obstetric services and racial/ethnic disparities surrounding maternal and infant health. Features statistics on percent of counties which lost obstetric services from 2014-2018 with breakdowns by 4 levels of population density, annual births at hospitals providing obstetric services from 2010-2018 by rurality, percent of rural counties without obstetric services in 2019, and rates of preterm birth by race/ethnicity and rurality from 2012-2018.
Per Ostmo, Jessica Rosencrans
Rural Health Research Gateway
Access · American Indian or Alaska Native · Asian · Black or African American · Children and youth · Closures of healthcare facilities and services · Health disparities · Health workforce supply and demand · Hispanic or Latino · Hospitals · Maternal health and prenatal care · Mortality · Rural-urban differences · Statistics and data · White · Women