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The Living Conditions of Elderly in Nonmetro Illinois and East North Central Division of the Midwest Region
Research brief that provides data on the elderly population in metro and nonmetro areas of Illinois. Includes information on demographic profile, ambulatory access, as well as housing status, accommodations, and quality. Appendix 1 compares population changes from 2010 to 2020 by metro and nonmetro Illinois counties.
Date: 11/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs
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State and Local Estimates of the Uninsured Population in the U.S. Using the Census Bureau's 2021 American Community Survey
Uses data from the 2021 American Community Survey (ACS) to present state, county, and local estimates of the number of U.S. residents without health insurance and their demographic characteristics. Analyzes the population of uninsured individuals ages 0-64 by family income levels.
Date: 11/2022
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
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Enduring Poverty Counties, 2015–19
Map showing counties with enduring poverty from 1960 through 2015-2019 and from 1980 through 2015-2019. Also identifies counties with persistent poverty from 1990 through 2015-2019.
Date: 11/2022
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Persistent Poverty Counties and Census Tracts, 2015–19
Map showing counties and census tracts with poverty rates of 20% or higher in 4 consecutive reporting periods spanning roughly 30 years, from 1990 to 2015-2019.
Date: 11/2022
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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High and Extreme Poverty Census Tracts Within and Outside of High Poverty Counties, 2015–19
Map showing census tracts with poverty of 20% or higher in one measurement period and census tracts with poverty 40% or higher in one measurement period, within and outside of high poverty counties during 2015-2019.
Date: 11/2022
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Consecutive Decades of High Poverty Since 1960 in U.S. Counties
Map showing counties that have had high poverty in consecutive decades from 1960 through 2019.
Additional links: Data Visualization
Date: 11/2022
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Counties With High Veteran Poverty Rates Tend to Be Nonmetropolitan
Map identifying counties with high or extreme high poverty rates among military veterans, based on American Community Survey 2015-2019 data.
Date: 11/2022
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Disparities in Melanoma Incidence and Mortality in Rural Versus Urban Michigan
Examines rural versus urban disparities in disease stage and disease-specific mortality of melanoma patients in Michigan. Analyzes 2014-2018 data from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to observe county-level melanoma rates. Includes demographic breakdowns by age, gender, and residence, as well as discussions about potential causes of rural disparities.
Author(s): Richard A. Shellenberger, Timothy M. Johnson, Fatima Fayyaz, et al.
Citation: Cancer Reports, e1713
Date: 10/2022
Type: Document
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Spatial Analysis of Breast Cancer Mortality Rates in a Rural State
Examines breast cancer mortality rates in South Dakota women as related to sociodemographic and county-level factors. Includes county-level state maps of age-adjusted mortality rates and cancer incidence.
Author(s): Marisa Schulz, Emma Spors, Kari Bates, Semhar Michael
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 19
Date: 10/2022
Type: Document
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COVID Community-Engaged Testing in Alabama: Reaching Underserved Rural Populations Through Collaboration
Provides an overview of the National Institutes of Health's Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics–Underserved Populations initiative that fostered collaborations to increase COVID-19 testing in rural areas of Alabama. Discusses intervention, implementation, and evaluation of initiative and includes county-level data on tests administered.
Author(s): Christopher Greer McCollum, Thomas N. Creger, Aadia I. Rana, et al.
Citation: American Journal of Public Health, 112(10), 1399-1403
Date: 10/2022
Type: Document
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