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Rural Health
Resources by State: Ohio

The Rural Context of Illicit Substance Offers: A Study of Appalachian Rural Adolescents
Examines the rural conditions of substance use through interviews with 12-19 year old adolescents in rural school districts in Appalachian Pennsylvania and Ohio. Findings describe the settings in which substance offers and use occur, and how access to illicit substances is obtained. Offers insight for developing preventive intervention programs for adolescents.
Author(s): Jonathan Pettigrew, Michelle Miller-Day, Janice Krieger, Michael L. Hecht
Citation: Journal of Adolescent Research, 27(4), 523-550
Date: 07/2012
Type: Document
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Risk Factors for Smoking in Rural Women
Highlights a study on the connections between sociodemographic and psychological factors and smoking for rural women in Appalachian Ohio. Analyzes participant data by socioeconomic status, symptoms of depression, and demographics, such as age at first pregnancy and single mother status, among others.
Author(s): Mary Ellen Wewers, Pamela J. Salsberry, Amy K. Ferketich, et al.
Citation: Journal of Woman's Health, 21(5), 548-556
Date: 05/2012
Type: Document
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Physical Victimization of Rural Methamphetamine and Cocaine Users
Evaluates the association between stimulant use of cocaine and/or methamphetamines and violence occurring among rural substance abuse users in eastern Arkansas, western Kentucky, and western Ohio.
Author(s): Teresa L. Kramer, Tyrone F. Borders, Shanti Tripathi, et al.
Citation: Violence and Victims, 27(1), 109-124
Date: 05/2012
Type: Document
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Stimulant Use Trajectories and the Longitudinal Risk of Heavy Drinking: Findings From a Rural Population-Based Study
Examines the longitudinal relationships between heavy drinking days and dormant sequences of powder cocaine, crack cocaine, and methamphetamine use among rural residents. Study participants were located in rural communities in Ohio, Arkansas, and Kentucky.
Author(s): Tyrone F. Borders, Brenda M. Booth
Citation: Addictive Behaviors, 37(3), 269-272
Date: 03/2012
Type: Document
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Ohio Appalachian Residents' Views on Smoke-free Laws and Cigarette Warning Labels
Presents results from a study that explored attitudes and beliefs of residents in Appalachian Ohio relating to smoke-free laws and public health policies in place to reduce smoking and smoking-related diseases.
Author(s): Paul Reiter, Mary Wewers, Electra Paskett, Elizabeth Klein, Mira Katz
Citation: Rural and Remote Health, 12(1), 1945
Date: 02/2012
Type: Document
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A.I.M. For Better Health: A Community Health Needs Assessment for Southwest Ohio and Southeast Indiana
Reports on data and profiles for both urban and rural counties in southwest Ohio and southeast Indiana. Includes topics like population and demographics, environmental health, healthcare access, and preventive care.
Date: 2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Ohio Department of Health
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An Analysis of Oral Health Disparities and Access to Services in the Appalachian Region
Analyzes disparities in oral health status and access to oral healthcare in the Appalachian Region. Examines relationships between oral health disparities and socioeconomic status indicators. Focuses on aiding efforts to develop targeted interventions to reduce disparities in Appalachia.
Author(s): Denise D. Krause, Warren L. May, Nancy M. Lane, et al.
Date: 12/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Appalachian Regional Commission, The Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research
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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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Breastfeeding Prevalence and Distribution in the USA and Appalachia by Rural and Urban Setting
Reports on the prevalence of breastfeeding 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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Oral Health Isn't Optional: A Report on the Oral Health of Ohioans and Their Access to Dental Care, 2011
Provides information on oral health in Ohio. Includes topics such as access to dental care, safety net dental clinics, and dental loan repayment programs. Offers data by county for Appalachian and rural Ohio areas.
Date: 2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Ohio Department of Health
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