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Resources by State: Kentucky

Exploring Geographic Variation in Lung Cancer Incidence in Kentucky Using a Spatial Scan Statistic: Elevated Risk in the Appalachian Coal-Mining Region
Discusses mining-related environmental factors which may contribute to high rates of lung cancer in 30 Kentucky counties. Includes breakdowns by sex, age group, smoking history, county-level lung cancer rates from 1995-2007, and coal production rates from 1983-2007.
Author(s): W. Jay Christian, Bin Huang, John Rinehart, Claudia Hopenhayn
Citation: Public Health Reports, 126(6)
Date: 11/2011
Type: Document
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Geospatially Illustrating Regional-Based Oral Health Disparities in Kentucky
Identifies dental health differences between Appalachian and non-Appalachian regions of Kentucky. Includes county-level maps showing percentages of adults with six or more teeth removed due to disease and number of dentists per 10,000 population.
Author(s): Daniel M. Saman, Andrew O. Johnson, Oscar Arevalo, Agricola Odoi
Citation: Public Health Report, 126(4)
Date: 07/2011
Type: Document
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Rural Drug Users: Factors Associated with Substance Abuse Treatment Utilization
Reports on a three-state study that compares rural drug users' substance abuse history and substance abuse treatment utilization patterns to determine if there is an association between substance abuse treatment, or the underutilization of treatment, and other health problems.
Author(s): Carrie B. Oser, Carl G. Leukefeld, Michele Staton-Tindall, et al.
Citation: International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 55(4), 567-586
Date: 06/2011
Type: Document
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Individual and Network Factors Associated with Non-fatal Overdose among Rural Appalachian Drug Users
Presents a study on the prevalence of non-fatal prescription drug overdoses in rural Appalachian Kentucky. Breaks down data by whether the overdose was experienced or witnessed, injection drug use, and lifetime drug use, among other factors.
Author(s): Jennifer R. Havens, Carrie B. Oser, Hannah K. Knudsen, et al.
Citation: Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 115(1-2), 107-112
Date: 05/2011
Type: Document
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Breastfeeding Prevalence and Distribution in the USA and Appalachia by Rural and Urban Setting
Reports on the prevalence of breastfeeding among in rural and urban areas, with data for the nation, the Appalachian region as a whole, and specific Appalachian states.
Author(s): R. Constance Wiener, Michael A. Weiner
Citation: Rural and Remote Health, 11(2), 1713
Date: 05/2011
Type: Document
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The Rockcastle Project: A Case Study of Interprofessional Clinical Education and Practice in a Rural Medical Center
Describes a pilot project regarding an interprofessional, evidence-based learning experience for students in three disciplines during a four-week period in a rural hospital in Kentucky.
Author(s): Dana Howell, Lynn English, Judith Page
Citation: Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice, 9(2)
Date: 04/2011
Type: Document
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Grantee Directory: Delta States Rural Development Network Grant Program 2010-2013
Contains a directory of the Delta States Rural Development Grant Program in the 2010-2013 funding cycle. Includes a program overview and contact information for each of the twelve grantees. The Delta States region consists of Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee.
Date: 2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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Southeastern Kentuckians Remain Optimistic Through Great Recession: Growing Concerns about Sprawl, Housing, and Recreational Opportunities
Investigates how perceptions of socioeconomic and environmental issues in the economically vulnerable rural region of Southeastern Kentucky have changed during the recession from 2007-2009. Identifies drugs as a community issue.
Author(s): Jessica D. Ulrich
Date: 2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Carsey School of Public Policy
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Outcomes of a Preclinical Rural Medicine Elective at an Urban Medical School
Examines the effect of a rural medicine elective in Kentucky on medical students. Focuses on the impact of the program on the likelihood of those students choosing rural practice.
Author(s): William J. Crump, R. Steve Fricker, Craig H. Ziegler
Citation: Family Medicine, 42(10), 717-722
Date: 11/2010
Type: Document
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Viral Hepatitis and Injection Drug Use in Appalachian Kentucky: A Survey of Rural Health Department Clients
Analysis of demographic, socioeconomic, and behavioral data from patients screened for hepatitis B and hepatitis C at four health departments in rural Kentucky in 2006-2007. Includes statistical breakdowns by sex, age group, education, employment, marital status, government assistance, insurance, and various risk factors linked to drug use and sexual activity.
Author(s): W. Jay Christian, Claudia Hopenhayn, Amy Christian, Deana McIntosh, Alvaro Koch
Citation: Public Health Reports, 125(1)
Date: 01/2010
Type: Document
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