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Resources by Topic: Chronic respiratory conditions

Health Conditions and Behaviors of Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Persons in the United States, 2014
Offers detailed statistics on health conditions and behaviors for the Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) population and for multiple and single-race NHPI populations, with comparisons to other racial groups and to the U.S. population as a whole. Topics covered include general health status, specific health conditions, disabilities, body mass index, physical activity, and substance use.
Author(s): Adena M. Galinsky, Carla E. Zelaya, Catherine Simile, Patricia M. Barnes
Citation: Vital and Health Statistics, 3(40)
Date: 07/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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Teaming Up for Asthma Control: EPR-3 Compliant School Program in Missouri Is Effective and Cost-Efficient
Describes a 2011-2014 study in which 54 Missouri school nurses effectively assessed 178 students' asthma status, leading to program improvements and better health outcomes. Features demographic statistics with breakdowns by urban, suburban, large rural, or small town or isolated rural area.
Author(s): Benjamin Francisco, Tammy Rood, Rebekah Nevel, Paul Foreman, Sherri Homan
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 14
Date: 05/2017
Type: Document
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Self-reported General Health, Physical Distress, Mental Distress, and Activity Limitation by US County, 1995-2012
Results of a study examining county-level prevalence of self-reported poor health. Explores geographic disparities in health outcomes and compares prevalence of poor health with behavioral and metabolic risk factors and chronic conditions. Includes county-level maps and charts showing the relationship between life expectancy and self-reported health measures.
Author(s): Laura Dwyer-Lindgren, Johan P. Mackenbach, Frank J. van Lenthe, Ali H. Mokdad
Citation: Population Health Metrics, 15(16)
Date: 04/2017
Type: Document
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Impact of Comorbidities Among Medicaid Enrollees With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, United States, 2009
Results of a study exploring how comorbidities among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease affect disease burden, emergency department use, hospitalizations, and healthcare costs. Uses data from 2009 for 291,978 people aged 18-64 from 28 states. Features statistics with breakdowns including age group, race or ethnicity, sex, and residence in large metropolitan, small metropolitan, or rural areas.
Author(s): Gloria Westney, Marilyn G. Foreman, Junjun Xu, et al.
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 14
Date: 04/2017
Type: Document
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Implementation and Outcomes of a Community-Based Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program in Rural Appalachia
Describes the implementation and outcomes of a community-based pulmonary rehabilitation program in rural Appalachia. Reports on data from three rural health centers and one large referral hospital for multiple measures, including pre- and post-exams, respiratory disease knowledge, smoking status, and more.
Author(s): Daniel Doyle, Chaffee Tommarello, Mike Broce, Mary Emmett, Cecil Pollard
Citation: Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention, 37(4), 295-298
Date: 03/2017
Type: Document
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Selected Health Conditions Among Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Adults: United States, 2014
Reports on health conditions among the Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander population, compared to the Asian population with which this group has historically been associated. Includes data on cancer, heart disease, diabetes, lower back pain, arthritis, severe headaches, and asthma. Based on data from the 2014 Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander National Health Interview Survey and the 2014 National Health Interview Survey.
Author(s): Adena M. Galinsky, Carla E. Zelaya, Patricia M. Barnes, Catherine Simile
Date: 03/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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Respirator Use among U.S. Farm Operators with Asthma: Results from the 2011 Farm and Ranch Safety Survey
Details a study on respirator use by farm workers with work-induced asthma based on the 2011 Farm and Ranch Safety Survey. Analyzes data based on type of farm/ranch, acreage, and individual farm-worker characteristics, such as age, marital status, and smoking status, among others.
Author(s): Megan L. Casey, Jacek M. Mazurek
Citation: Journal of Agromedicine, 22(2), 78-88
Date: 01/2017
Type: Document
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Community Paramedics Team Up with Hospitals to Reduce Readmissions
Describes community paramedicine pilot projects in California, one of which is rural, that are providing follow-up calls and visits to patients between 24-72 hours after hospital discharge. Features statistics including number of patients and number of readmissions within 30 days, with breakdowns by 6 diagnoses and site.
Author(s): Karen Shore
Date: 01/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: California Health Care Foundation
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State Data Accompanying MMWR Surveillance Summary 66 (No. SS-1): 1-8: Potentially Excess Deaths from the Five Leading Causes of Death in Nonmetropolitan and Metropolitan Areas, United States, 2005-2015
Interactive data visualization that provides state-level metropolitan and non-metro data on expected and potentially excess deaths from cancer, chronic lower respiratory disease, heart disease, stroke, and unintentional injury. Under the Options heading, select "Numbers of Potentially Excess Deaths by State" or "Potentially Excess and Expected Deaths by State and Locality" to access the data.
Citation: MMWR Surveillance Summaries, 66(SS-1), 1-8
Date: 01/2017
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Leading Causes of Death in Nonmetropolitan and Metropolitan Areas — United States, 1999–2014
Investigates the differences in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan regions of the U.S. for the 5 leading causes of death (heart disease, cancer, unintentional injury, chronic lower respiratory disease, and stroke) by analyzing and comparing mortality data derived from the National Vital Statistics System. Discusses the trends in annual age-adjusted death rates for unintentional injury for metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas of the U.S.
Additional links: Supplemental Maps: Figure 5, Supplemental Tables: Figures 2-5
Author(s): Ernest Moy, Macarena C. Garcia, Brigham Bastian, et al.
Citation: MMWR Surveillance Summaries, 66(1), 1-8
Date: 01/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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