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Resources by Topic: Chronic respiratory conditions

Chronic Conditions Among Adults Aged 18─34 Years — United States, 2019
Examines prevalence of 11 chronic conditions among adults aged 18-34 years, with data for urban and rural locations. Provides data on obesity, depression, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, asthma, arthritis, and other chronic conditions.
Author(s): Kathleen B. Watson, Susan A. Carlson, Fleetwood Loustalot, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 71(30), 964-970
Date: 07/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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The Town-Level Prevalence of Chronic Lung Conditions and Death From COVID-19 Among Older Adults in Connecticut and Rhode Island
Examine the association between town-level rates of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and deaths from COVID-19 in 208 towns in Connecticut and Rhode Island. Features county-level maps with shadings showing prevalence of asthma and COPD, and statistics with breakdown by rural location.
Author(s): Taylor Jansen, Chae Man Lee, Shu Xu, Nina M. Silverstein, Elizabeth Dugan
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 19
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
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BuchananCares Program: A Team-based Care Pilot Led by a Rural Community Hospital and Local Pharmacist
Describes BuchananCares, a collaboration among health professionals from the Appalachian College of Pharmacy, Buchanan General Hospital in rural Virginia, and the Virginia Department of Health. Designed to reduce patient readmissions and improve medication use for patients with COPD, diabetes, heart failure, and pneumonia.
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Community Preventive Services Task Force
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Prevalence of Chronic Conditions by Sexual Orientation and Rural-Urban Location
Presents a study on the correlation between chronic health issues by sexual orientation and rurality. Breaks down rates of chronic diseases such as arthritis, high cholesterol, diabetes, and others by sexual orientation and rural versus urban location.
Author(s): Carrie Henning-Smith, Gilbert Gonzales, Megan Lahr, et al.
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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Telemedicine Use in Children Aged 0–17 Years: United States, July–December 2020
Report examining telemedicine use by children ages 0-17 based on data from the National Health Interview Survey collected between July-December 2020 and covering the prior 12 months. Discusses findings related to telemedicine use in general and because of the COVID-19 pandemic; percentages of children who used telehealth because of the pandemic by rural, medium and small metropolitan, and large metropolitan residence; and telehealth use among children with selected chronic conditions.
Date: 05/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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Geographic Differences in Sex-Specific Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Mortality Rate Trends Among Adults Aged ≥25 Years — United States, 1999–2019
Examines trends in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) mortality for men and for women age 25 and older, with data by urban-rural location for large central metropolitan, large fringe metro, medium metro, small metro, micropolitan, and noncore areas.
Author(s): Susan A. Carlson, Anne G. Wheaton, Kathleen B. Watson, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 71(18), 613-618
Date: 05/2022
Type: Document
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Rural Wisconsin Chronic Disease Toolkit 2022
Toolkit describing rural-relevant best practices that have been successful in improving chronic disease outcomes and population health. Provides resources to address communication, Body Mass Index, diabetes care, blood pressure control, and chronic disease management.
Date: 04/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative
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Rural Health Care Services Outreach Program: Directory, 2021-2025
Provides contact information and brief overviews of 61 initiatives funded under the Rural Health Care Outreach Services grant program in the 2021-2025 funding cycle. Includes projects in the Healthy Rural Hometown Initiative (HRHI) track, which focus on rural health disparities related to the five leading causes of avoidable death: heart disease, cancer, unintentional injury, chronic lower respiratory disease, and stroke. Also includes projects in the Outreach track that address a wide variety of rural healthcare needs.
Date: 03/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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Disparities in Outcomes During Lower Respiratory Tract Infection in American Indian Children: A 9-Year Retrospective Analysis in a Rural Population in South Dakota
Highlights a study on lower respiratory tract infections (LRTIs) in American Indian (AI) children under 24 months of age. Explores the factors that correlate with LRTIs and compares rates of AI and non-AI children.
Author(s): Geralyn M. Palmer, Travis R. Kooima, Christopher M. Van Hove, et al.
Citation: The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 41(3), 205-210
Date: 03/2022
Type: Document
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Estimating Mortality from Coal Workers' Pneumoconiosis Among Medicare Beneficiaries with Pneumoconiosis Using Binary Regressions for Spatially Sparse Data
Results of a study to estimate the excess risk associated with mortality from various pneumoconioses among Medicare beneficiaries and to assess how the combined individual and county‐level factors contribute to the increased mortality risk of coal workers' pneumoconiosis. Uses data from 2011-2014 and features statistics with breakdowns by rural and non-rural locations.
Author(s): Rajib Paul, Oluwaseun Adeyemi, Ahmed A. Arif
Citation: American Journal of Industrial Medicine, 2022, 1-6
Date: 02/2022
Type: Document
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