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Resources by Topic: County-by-county data

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
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County-Level 14-Day COVID-19 Case Trajectories
Explores the 14-day trend in COVID-19 cases in every U.S. county. Analyzes the trends by county type: metropolitan, nonmetropolitan, or noncore. Includes county-level maps. Updated weekly.
Date: 08/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
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Coronavirus (Covid-19) Data in the United States
Series of data files with cumulative counts of coronavirus cases by state and county, over time. Based on data from state and local governments and health departments collected by the New York Times. Publicly available for noncommercial public use, with attribution. Requires technical and data expertise.
Date: 08/2022
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: New York Times
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Rural Health Disparities in Health Care Utilization for Dementia in Minnesota
Examines emergency department (ED) and inpatient hospitalization rates for older adults with dementia in rural and urban areas of Minnesota. Utilizes 2016-2018 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention disease-specific mortality data to compare to chronologically related H-CUP's State Inpatient Database (SID) and State Emergency Department Database (SEDD) hospital and ED visit data. Includes rural versus urban breakdowns of hospitalizations and ED visits by demographics such as age, sex, income, education, minority status, health behaviors, and access to healthcare providers.
Author(s): Sung Han Rhew, Kristen Jacklin, Patrick Bright, et al.
Citation: Journal of Rural Health
Date: 07/2022
Type: Document
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Population Characteristics Release Updates: Explore the Estimates, County Population by Age, Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin
Visualization that provides detailed information on each county's age and sex structure and population by race and ethnicity, as well as total county population and median age.
Additional links: A State's Median Age Does Not Tell The Whole Story: New Census Bureau Visualization Shows Broad Variations in Age Structure By State and County
Date: 07/2022
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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Expansion of Grocery Delivery and Access for Washington SNAP Participants During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Examines grocery delivery access and 2017 food insecurity rates by county in Washington using Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) data and grocery delivery data from Amazon and Walmart. Identifies food insecure areas, including rural regions of the state, and describes actions to address food insecurity.
Author(s): Shawna Beese, Ofer Amram, Acacia Corylus, et al.
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 19
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
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COVID-19 Vaccine Provider Availability and Vaccination Coverage Among Children Aged 5–11 Years — United States, November 1, 2021–April 25, 2022
Reports on active COVID-19 vaccine providers and county-level vaccine administration data during November 1, 2021–April 25, 2022 for children 5-11 years of age. Includes county-level maps showing the number of pediatric vaccine providers and vaccination coverage for this age group. Also includes data for noncore, micropolitan, and metropolitan areas.
Author(s): Jennifer DeCuir, Lu Meng, Yi Pan, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 71(26), 847-851
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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An Aging Nation: Change In Median Age by County: July 1, 2020, to July 1, 2021
Map showing the change in median age of residents by county, based on data from the 2021 Population Estimates.
Date: 06/2022
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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An Aging Nation: Median Age by County: July 1, 2021
Map showing U.S. counties by median age of residents, based on data from the 2021 Population Estimates.
Date: 06/2022
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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Association Between Vaccination Coverage Disparity and the Dynamics of the COVID-19 Delta and Omicron Waves in the US
Examines vaccination disparities during the Delta and Omicron COVID-19 waves. Analyzes 2,417 counties for COVID-19 incidence and mortality rates. Discusses vaccination rates and impact of COVID-19 in rural areas.
Author(s): Diego F. Cuadros, Claudia M. Moreno, Godfrey Musuka, et al.
Citation: Frontiers in Medicine, 9
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
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