Differences in Residential Stability by Rural/Urban Location and Socio-Demographic Characteristics
Policy brief identifying rural/urban differences in regional, socio-demographic, and health characteristics associated with living in the same home for more than 20 years. Features demographics and statistics on length of time living in home and health or disability status of residents, with breakdowns by urban or rural location.
Author(s): Carrie Henning-Smith, Mariana Tuttle, Alexis Swendener, Megan Lahr, Hawking Yam Date: 08/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center view details
Disparities in Health and Health Care: 5 Key Questions and Answers
Defines health and healthcare disparities and discusses the social and economic inequities that drive them. Provides details on the current status of health disparities in the U.S. including rural, the importance of addressing them, and what the federal government is doing to alleviate health disparities. Identifies related issues to be addressed in the future.
Author(s): Nambi Ndugga, Samantha Artiga Date: 04/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: KFF view details
Race and Ethnicity of Rural Labor Force Vary by Industry
Bar chart showing employment share by race/ethnicity in the 6 largest rural industries in 2019: agriculture, manufacturing, retail, healthcare, accommodation/food services, and government. Includes data for Black, American Indian, Asian, and Hispanic workers.
Date: 02/2023 Type: Chart/Graph Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service view details
Disparities in Patient Portal Access by U.S. Adults Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Reports on a population-based survey to determine if socio-demographic disparities exist in accessing online patient portals. Using data from the 2020 U.S. Health Information National Trends Survey, insured adults who had a medical visit in the previous 12 months were asked about their knowledge, access, and use of online medical records. Demographic characteristics of patients who were offered access, and for patients who accessed online portals are compared. Reasons for not using an online portal are discussed. Additional comparisons on usage are shown regarding education, race/ethnicity, sex, age, location (metro vs nonmetro/rural), insurance type, use of internet, and quality of care.
Author(s): Akira Nishii, Celeste Campos-Castillo, Denise Anthony Citation: JAMIA Open, 5(4) Date: 12/2022 Type: Document view details
Experiences with Health Care Access, Cost, and Coverage: Findings from the 2022 KFF Women's Health Survey
Presents findings from the 2022 KFF Women's Health Survey of 5,145 women ages 18-64 who were asked about their health status, use of prescription medications, accessibility to healthcare, their selected care sites, check-ups, use of telemedicine, and health coverage and costs. Includes data on telehealth services provided by urban and rural location.
Author(s): Michelle Long, Brittni Frederiksen, Usha Ranji Alina Salganicoff, Karen Diep Date: 12/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: KFF view details
Access and Coverage for Mental Health Care: Findings from the 2022 KFF Women's Health Survey
Presents data from the national 2022 KFF Women's Health Survey of 5,145 women and 1,225 men ages 18-64 where respondents were asked about their experiences in obtaining mental health services, including the use of telehealth, over the past two years. Data is focused on the mental health service needs of women by age, race/ethnicity, income, insurance, and on rural and urban telehealth usage.
Author(s): Karen Diep, Brittni Frederiksen, Michelle Long, Usha Ranji, Alina Salganicoff Date: 12/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: KFF view details