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Resources by Topic: County-by-county data

Substance Use in California: Prevalence and Treatment
Reports on substance use and addiction in the state of California, offering data on trends over several periods of time by type of substance, age, race/ethnicity, and more. Includes emergency department visits and county-level data on opioid overdose deaths and location of treatment programs.
Additional links: Substance Use in California Almanac, 2022 - Charts (ZIP), Substance Use in California Almanac, 2022 - Quick Reference Guide
Date: 07/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: California Health Care Foundation
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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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State of the State: An Update on Illinois' Opioid Statistics
Presents Illinois opioid statistics as well as national statistics. Includes 2019-2021 Illinois opioid fatality rate by rural, small urban, suburban, and urban county. Presents statewide overdose data by substance type as well as specifically opioid overdose data by user age and user race/ethnicity.
Author(s): Jennifer Epstein
Date: 06/2022
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organization: Illinois Department of Public Health
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Healthiest Communities 2022
Presents data and comparative rankings for urban and rural counties describing population health, health equity, education, housing, food and nutrition, and environment, among other indicators. Includes peer group rankings for rural high-performing and up-and-coming counties. Offers searchable county data at the bottom of the page by county name or zip code.
Date: 06/2022
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. News & World Report
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