Rural Health Resources by Topic: Black or African American
Menthol Smoking and Nicotine Dependence among Black/African American Women Smokers Living in Low-Resource, Rural Communities
Reports the results of a study examining associations
between menthol smoking with nicotine dependence and
quitting behaviors for Black women that smoke cigarettes,
cigars, or cigarillos who are 18 to 50 years old and living
in a low-resource, rural community in Lee or Philips
county, Arkansas. Includes analysis on socioeconomic
deprivation and nicotine dependence for the study
Author(s): Dina M. Jones, Margarete C. Kulik, Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanati, Sandilyn Bullock, Mignonne C. Guy, Pebbles Fagan Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(20), 10877 Date: 10/2021 Type: Document view details
Affordability and Availability: Expanding Broadband in the Black Rural South
Report examining broadband access in African American communities in the rural South, highlighting economic, healthcare, and educational opportunities that accompany broadband access. Discusses financial and policy barriers to broadband access in the Black rural South and offers policy recommendations to increase access.
Author(s): Dominique Harrison Date: 10/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies view details
The United States Is Becoming More Racially Diverse – And so Is Rural America
Analyzes initial data from the 2020 Census on race and
ethnicity in rural America. Compares changes in race and
ethnicity in rural areas between 2000 through 2020. Offers
maps of the top two most prevalent race or ethnicity groups
by county in 2020. Includes six other maps showing
county-level population data in 2010 and 2020 for the
following: White non-Hispanic, Hispanic, Black,
Native American, Asian, and multi-race populations.
Author(s): Lance George, Natasha Moodie, Keith Wiley, Elijah Asdourian, Evelyn Immonen Date: 09/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Housing Assistance Council view details
Structural Racism, Racial Inequities and Urban–Rural Differences in Infant Mortality in the US
Examines linked live birth/infant death data between
2013–2017 from the National Center for Health Statistics to
determine overall and race-specific associations between
three county-level structural racism indicators, infant
mortality, and rural/urban differences.
Author(s): Dovile Vilda, Rachel Hardeman, Lauren Dyer, Katherine P. Theall, Maeve Wallace Citation: Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 75(8), 788-793 Date: 08/2021 Type: Document view details
Rural Poverty Has Distinct Regional and Racial Patterns
Describes the findings of a study of persistent poverty, examining the prevalence of poverty in Appalachia, the Black Belt, the Mississippi Delta, the U.S.-Mexico border, and on Native American lands. Discusses the impacts of persistent poverty on access to healthcare, food access, social programs, and other support services.
Author(s): Tracey Farrigan Citation: Amber Waves Date: 08/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service view details
Urban-Rural Differences in Dental Care Use Among Adults Aged 18-64
Reports on dental visits for rural and urban populations in 2019, providing data from the National Health Interview Survey based on gender, race and ethnicity, and income relative to the federal poverty level.
Author(s): Amy E. Cha, Robin A. Cohen Date: 07/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics view details
Adolescent Births in California 2000-2018
Report offering statistics on teenage births in California from 2000-2018. Includes statistics of adolescent mothers giving birth in California by age, race, ethnicity, and county.
Date: 06/2021 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: California Department of Public Health view details
COVID-19 Vaccine Intentions and Mistrust in a National Sample of Black Americans
Describes the factors associated with intentions to be vaccinated for COVID-19, based on self-reported data from an internet survey of 207 black Americans, conducted in November-December 2020. Examines issues including socio-demographic and health-related background characteristics, medical mistrust, perceived need for vaccination, confidence in vaccine efficacy and safety, social norms for vaccination, and neighborhood-level social vulnerability. Features statistics including breakdowns by cities with populations above and below 50,000.
Author(s): Laura M. Bogart, Lu Dong, Priya Gandhi, et al. Citation: Journal of the National Medical Association Date: 06/2021 Type: Document view details