Rural–Urban Differences in Breast and Colorectal Cancer Screening among US Women, 2014-2019
Analyzes disparities in breast and colorectal cancer screening in rural and urban women aged 50-74 in the U.S. using 2014-2019 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) data. Includes demographic breakdowns by age, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, education level, income, marital status, health behaviors, and reported access to healthcare.
Author(s): Nicholas Theodoropoulos, Hui Xie, Qian Wang, Chi Wen, Yannan Li Citation: Rural and Remote Health, 22(3), 7339 Date: 09/2022 Type: Document view details
Adoption of Telemedicine in a Rural US Cancer Center Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic: Qualitative Study
Describes the implementation of telemedicine in outpatient oncology clinics affiliated with the Dartmouth Cancer Center that serve rural patients. Discusses findings from interviews with staff, specialty providers, and practice managers, noting challenges to implementation, the need for guidance, and concerns about communication quality.
Author(s): Matthew Mackwood, Rebecca Butcher, Danielle Vaclavik, et al. Citation: JMIR Cancer, 8(3), e33768 Date: 08/2022 Type: Document view details
Rural-Urban Disparities in Place of Death in Hematologic Malignancies in the United States, 2003 to 2019
Examines place of death (POD) by home, hospice, or nursing/medical facility due to hematologic malignancy mortalities that occurred between 2013 and 2019. Analyzes 1,009,717 deaths recorded in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Wide-ranging Online Data for Epidemiologic Research (CDC WONDER) database and breaks down POD by large metropolitan, medium/small metropolitan, and rural metropolitan. Discusses disparities in urban and rural community access to end-of-life resources.
Author(s): S. M. Qasim Hussaini, Amanda L. Blackford, Arjun Gupta, et al. Citation: Blood Advances, 6(16), 4731-4734 Date: 08/2022 Type: Document view details
Association Between Medicaid Expansion Under the Affordable Care Act and Survival Among Newly Diagnosed Cancer Patients
Examines the relationship between cancer survival and Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by sex, race and ethnicity, poverty level, and rurality. Utilizes the Cancer Incidence in North America (CiNA) Survival dataset to analyze 2, 555 ,302 patients diagnosed with cancer to see pre-ACA and post-ACA survival rates.
Author(s): Xuesong Han, Jingxuan Zhao, K. Robin Yabroff, Christopher J. Johnson, Ahmedin Jemal Citation: Journal of the National Cancer Institute, 114(8), 1176-1185 Date: 08/2022 Type: Document view details
Factors Associated With Geographic Disparities in Gastrointestinal Cancer Mortality in the United States
Examines modifiable and nonmodifiable factors related to county-level mortality from esophageal, gastric, pancreatic, and colorectal cancers. Provides county-level U.S. maps and breaks down data by sex, race, health behaviors, income, insurance status, travel time and specialist density, screening rates, and location by large metropolitan, small metropolitan, and rural.
Author(s): Christopher Ma, Stephen E. Congly, Darius E.Chyou, et al. Citation: Gastroenterology, 163(2), 437–448 Date: 08/2022 Type: Document view details
Temporal Changes in Treatment Patterns for Rural and Urban Patients With Early-Stage Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Examines treatment modalities in rural and urban populations in North Carolina for patients who have Stage I non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Identifies the treatment patterns of 5504 patients such as surgery, radiation, or no treatment. Provides patient demographics broken down by age, sex, race, insurance, comorbidity index, history of lung disease, and urban, suburban, or rural location.
Author(s): Joshua Herb, Tzy-Mey Kuo, Vaibhav Kumar, et al. Citation: North Carolina Medical Journal, 83(4), 294-303 Date: 07/2022 Type: Document view details
Perception of Worry of Harm from Air Pollution: Results From the Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS)
Examines worry of harm from exposure to indoor (IAP) and outdoor (OAP) air pollution in relationship to public health. Analyzes 3,630 participant responses from the Health Information National Trends Survey by gender, age, race/ethnicity, education, income, rurality, and cancer risk. Discusses sociodemographic factors in relation to environmental risk communication and intervention strategies.
Author(s): Samantha Ammons, Hayley Aja, Armen A. Ghazarian, Gabriel Y. Lai, Gary L. Ellison Citation: BMC Public Health, 22 Date: 06/2022 Type: Document view details