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Rural Health
Resources by State: Kentucky

Mortality and Life Expectancy in Rural America: Connecting the Health and Human Service Safety Nets to Improve Health Outcomes over the Life Course
Policy brief describing the driving forces behind rural health disparities in Appalachian Kentucky. Offers nationally relevant recommendations for addressing these challenges. Discusses rural and urban differences in life expectancy and mortality rates, and other significant factors including behavioral health, substance abuse, population health, trauma care, and transportation.
Date: 10/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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Motor Vehicle Crashes, Medical Outcomes, and Hospital Charges Among Children Aged 1-12 Years - Crash Outcome Data Evaluation System, 11 States, 2005-2008
Reports on age- and size-appropriate restraint use for children involved in motor vehicle accidents, based on data from 11 states. Lists restraint use for different age groups by the location of the crash in rural compared to urban areas.
Author(s): Erin K. Sauber-Schatz, Andrea M. Thomas, Lawrence J. Cook
Citation: MMWR Surveillance Summaries, 64(SS08), 1-32
Date: 10/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Delay Discounting and Self-Reported Impulsivity in Adolescent Smokers and Nonsmokers Living in Rural Appalachia
Examines whether impulsivity is associated with adolescent smoking status in rural Appalachian regions of Ohio and Kentucky. Impulsivity data was collected for two measures, delay discounting and the Barratt Impulsiveness Scale 11, through self-reported assessments. Includes demographic data on adolescent smokers and nonsmokers by number of cigarettes per day, number of friends who smoke, whether their closest friend smokes, and if at least one parent smokes.
Author(s): Russell Lewis, Millie Harris, Stacey A. Slone, Brent J. Shelton, Brady Reynolds
Citation: American Journal on Addictions, 24(6), 492-494
Date: 09/2015
Type: Document
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Comparison of Coliform Contamination in Non-Municipal Waters Consumed by the Mennonite Versus the Non-Mennonite Rural Populations
Determines the risk of Escherichia coli exposure from consuming non-municipal water sources by Mennonite and non-Mennonite rural households. Includes Mennonite and non-Mennonite data by season, water quality, health risk, and contaminant level.
Author(s): Alok Ravindra Amraotkar, Charles William Hargis, Alexander C. Cambon, et al.
Citation: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine, 20(5), 338-346
Date: 09/2015
Type: Document
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Pediatric Hearing Healthcare in Kentucky's Appalachian Primary Care Setting
Examines rural primary care providers' newborn hearing screening practices and experience with early hearing diagnosis and intervention programs in Appalachian Kentucky.
Author(s): Matthew L. Bush, David Alexander, Bryce Noblitt, Cathy Lester, Jennifer B. Shinn
Citation: Journal of Community Health, 40(4), 762-768
Date: 08/2015
Type: Document
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Acceptability and Feasibility of Physical Activity Assessment Methods for an Appalachian Population
Examines the reliability, validity, acceptability, and feasibility of three self-reported physical activity assessment methods among children, adolescents, and adults living in rural Appalachia Kentucky. Includes descriptive statistics and data on the self-report physical activity questionnaires, pedometers, and accelerometers.
Author(s): Yelena N. Tarasenko, Britteny M. Howell, Christina R. Studts, Scott J. Strath, Nancy E. Schoenberg
Citation: Journal of Community Health, 40(4), 714-724
Date: 08/2015
Type: Document
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Participation of Rural Health Care Providers in Accountable Care Organizations: Early Indications
Describes the characteristics of Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) in the southeastern part of the U.S. and the populations they serve. Compares these traits to other regions in the country and how the differences may influence their decision to participate in an Accountable Care Organization (ACO).
Author(s): Judith Ortiz, Richard A. Hofler, Yi-Ling Lin, Richard Berzon
Citation: Health Care Management Review, 34(3), 255-264
Date: 07/2015
Type: Document
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Adjuvant Therapy Use Among Appalachian Breast Cancer Survivors
Explores adjuvant hormone therapy behaviors in a four-state region of Appalachia. Evaluates the influences on adherence to the therapy, especially issues of access to cancer care resources in rural areas of the region.
Author(s): Xi Tan, Vincent D. Marshall, Roger T. Anderson, et al.
Citation: Medicine, 94(26), e1071
Date: 06/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Cancer Institute
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Rural Women Delivering Babies in Non-Local Hospitals: Differences by Rurality and Insurance Status
Describes the factors, including health insurance status and degree of rurality, that influence rural pregnant women to give birth in non-local hospitals.
Author(s): Katy Kozhimannil, Michelle Casey, Peiyin Hung, Shailendra Prasad, Ira Moscovice
Date: 06/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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Disparities in Colorectal Cancer Treatment Delay Within Appalachia – The Role of For-Profit Hospitals
Discusses the timeliness of colorectal cancer (CRC) treatment in rural hospitals of the Appalachian regions of Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina. Study uses data from the 2006-2008 Central Cancer Registry (CCR) as well as Medicare claims to identify delays between diagnosis and treatment in healthcare facilities with various funding models.
Author(s): Eric E. Seiber, Fabian Camacho, Muhammad Fazal Zeeshan, et al.
Citation: Journal of Rural Health, 31(4), 382-391
Date: 05/2015
Type: Document
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